Category:English hedges

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  1. roughly speaking
  2. surely
  3. potentially
  4. strictly speaking
  5. in practice
  6. in general
  7. generally speaking
  8. generally
  9. typically
  10. in theory
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  1. relatively
  2. practically
  3. off the cuff
  4. arguably
  5. reasonably
  6. adequately
  7. in retrospect
  8. hypothetically
  9. loosely
  10. statistically

Fundamental » All languages » English » Terms by semantic function » Hedges

English expressions that are used to qualify statements so as to lessen impact, e.g. to appear polite or modest or to soften a blow.

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See also Category:English modal adverbs