kind of

Idiom Definition

"kind of"



to some degree

Idiom Definition - kind of


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - kind of

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  You have your big entrance interview for college tomorrow, right?

Friend 2:  I do and I must say that I am a little nervous.

Friend 1:  It's only natural that you feel kind of nervous before such an important event.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - kind of

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  How was your date last night?

Friend 2:  Terrible. There was no date. She didn't show up and she didn't call.

Friend 1:  Are you angry?

Friend 2Kind of.

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kind of - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for "kind of".

kind of - Examples:

1)  I kind of can relate to Ben, my character.

2)  Though super cool, I find the Saturday market kind of touristy and a bit overpriced.

3)  It feels like a special outing, kind of like being a tourist in one's own city. 

4)  The loony guy can make you feel uncomfortable at the grocery store because he's kind of deadpan.

5)  I mean just look at the divorce rate, its kind of disturbing.

6)  So far this is looking kind of disappointing.

7)  It's kind of entertaining, but take it all with a grain of salt.

8)  It kind of depends how you define "memory" doesn't it?

9)  That I need to explain this is kind of sad.

10)  It's kind of foolish of me to say this kind of things sic over government phone.

11)  Kind of a problem when you'd like to keep it around forever.

12)  It's kind of shameless to promote yourself sometimes.

13)  Tonight the full AABC results were posted, and they were kind of as expected.

14)  The audience kind of believed he really did know it all.

15)  It was kind of strange.

16)  I've kind of had a crush on you since I got here.

17)  That's kind of convenient, isn't it?

18)  I guess you could argue that it's their right, but they still kind of sound like jerks. 

19)  It's kind of Old Testament.

20)  I said, wow, this is kind of strange.