Category:English hedges

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  1. possibly
  2. in theory
  3. in layperson's terms
  4. in laywoman's terms
  6. strictly speaking
  7. IANAS
  8. IANAD
  9. from the heart
  10. AFAIAC
Oldest pages ordered by last edit:
  1. roughly speaking
  2. at first sight
  3. defendably
  4. rumoredly
  5. rumouredly
  6. in theory
  7. from the heart
  8. strictly speaking
  9. according to one's understanding
  10. in one's opinion

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