kind of

kind of or sort of  {adv. phr.},  {informal}
Almost but not quite; rather.
A guinea pig looks kind of like a rabbit, but it has short ears.
Bob was kind of tired when he finished the job.
The teacher sort of frowned but then smiled.
Mary wouldn't tell what she wanted to be when she grew up; it was sort of a secret.
Categories: {adv. phr.} {informal}