Synonyms of 'sort of'
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ratherDictionary, somewhat, as it were
I sort of made my own happiness.
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The machine operated moderately well.
You use rather to indicate that something is true to a fairly great extent, especially when you are talking about something unpleasant or undesirable.
I'm afraid it's rather a long story.
Thesaurus for sort of from the Collins English Thesaurus
You use sort of when you want to say that your description of something is not very accurate .