What Is Another Way to Say “Sort Of”?

Looking for synonyms for sort of? We’ve got you covered!

Here’s a list of other ways to say sort of.

  • Kind of
  • Somewhat
  • More or less
  • In a way
  • Partially
  • To some extent
  • Rather
  • Fairly
  • Slightly
  • Approximately
  • In part
  • To a degree
  • Relatively
  • Not quite
  • Practically
  • Essentially
  • Almost
  • Nearly
  • Just about
  • Virtually

Want to learn how to say sort of professionally? Keep reading for examples and use cases.

1. Kind of

Appropriate Use: Informal, indicating a moderate degree or extent.
Example: The results were kind of what we expected, but there were some surprises.

2. Somewhat

Appropriate Use: Suitable for indicating a moderate or limited extent.
Example: The new policy is somewhat effective, but requires further adjustments.

3. More or less

Appropriate Use: Indicates approximate accuracy or agreement.
Example: The final product is more or less in line with our initial concept.

4. In a way

Appropriate Use: Used when partially agreeing or recognizing a particular aspect.
Example: In a way, the data supports the hypothesis, but more research is needed.

5. Partially

Appropriate Use: Indicates that something is true to some extent but not completely.
Example: The project was partially successful in meeting its objectives.

6. To some extent

Appropriate Use: Recognizes a certain degree of truth or applicability.
Example: To some extent, the new software speeds up the process, but it’s not a complete solution.

7. Rather

Appropriate Use: Suggests a certain degree or amount, often more than expected.
Example: The results were rather surprising, given the initial assumptions.

8. Fairly

Appropriate Use: Indicates something is true to a reasonable or moderate degree.
Example: The presentation was fairly well-received by the audience.

9. Slightly

Appropriate Use: Used for a small degree or extent.
Example: The budget has been slightly overestimated this quarter.

10. Approximately

Appropriate Use: Indicates an estimate close to the exact amount or idea.
Example: The cost is approximately in line with the projections.

11. In part

Appropriate Use: Suggests that something is true to some degree but not entirely.
Example: The strategy was successful in part due to the marketing team’s efforts.

12. To a degree

Appropriate Use: Indicates a certain level of truth or accuracy.
Example: To a degree, the new system has improved our efficiency.

13. Relatively

Appropriate Use: Used when making a comparison with something else.
Example: The process is relatively faster than the old method.

14. Not quite

Appropriate Use: Indicates that something isn’t fully or exactly as stated.
Example: The solution is not quite what we were aiming for, but it’s a good start.

15. Practically

Appropriate Use: Indicates something is almost entirely true.
Example: The project is practically complete, with only minor details left.

16. Essentially

Appropriate Use: Suggests that the basic, fundamental nature of something is as stated.
Example: The system is essentially what we need, though a few improvements could be made.

17. Almost

Appropriate Use: Indicates very near to a state or degree.
Example: We have almost reached our quarterly sales target.

18. Nearly

Appropriate Use: Similar to ‘almost,’ very close to a certain state or degree.
Example: The project is nearly finished, with just a few tasks remaining.

19. Just about

Appropriate Use: Indicates something is almost the case or close to being completed.
Example: We’ve just about finalized the agreement with the client.

20. Virtually

Appropriate Use: Suggests something is so nearly true that for most purposes it can be regarded as true.
Example: The new policy has been virtually accepted by all departments.

Linda Brown