kind of

This page is about the conversational phrase kind of

Meaning

You can say this when you can't describe something or someone exactly.

For example

  • "Did she seem upset?"
    "Kind of. But she didn't say anything was wrong."

  • "What's their new song like?"
    "It's kind of jazzy, but Breezy-B still does a rap over the top."

Note:
Also "sort of"

Quick Quiz

If someone says a party was "kind of fun", they probably

a. had a really good time

b. had a fairly good time

c. had a really bad time

Contributor: Matt Errey