Meaning of “sort of” in the English Dictionary

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"sort of" in British English

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sort of

informal

B1 in some way or to some degree:

I was sort of hoping to leave early today.
It's sort of silly, but I'd like a copy of the photograph.

(Definition of “sort of” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sort of" in American English

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sort of

in some way or to some degree:

I feel sort of sorry for him, even though I know he's not a nice person.

(Definition of “sort of” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)