more or less
adverb Date: 13th century 1. to a varying or undetermined extent or degree ; somewhat <
they were more or less willing to help
>
2. with small variations ; approximately <
contains 16 acres more or less
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • more or less — {adv. phr.} 1. Somewhat; rather; mostly; fairly. * /Earl made some mistakes on the test, but his answers were more or less right./ * /Ed is more or less intelligent./ * /Betty believes more or less in fairies./ Compare: IN A WAY. 2. About;… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • more or less — [adv] approximately about, almost, around, ballpark figure*, bordering on, circa, close to, in the ballpark*, in the neighborhood of, in the vicinity of, just about, not far from, not quite, on average, relatively, roughly, thereabouts, very… …   New thesaurus

  • more or less — adverb 1. (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct (Freq. 11) lasted approximately an hour in just about a minute he s about 30 years old I ve had about all I can stand we meet about once a month some forty people came …   Useful english dictionary

  • more\ or\ less — adv. phr. 1. Somewhat; rather; mostly; fairly. Earl made some mistakes on the test, but his answers were more or less right. Ed is more or less intelligent. Betty believes more or less in fairies. Compare: in a way 2. About; nearly; not exactly,… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • more or less — 1) almost The team is more or less the same as it was last season. Roger s ideas had been more or less ignored. 2) used for showing that you are guessing a number or amount A sum of £80,000, more or less, will be needed to carry out repairs …   English dictionary

  • more or less — 1. approximately. The box weighs 50 pounds, more or less. Each of the calls was more or less 10 minutes long. 2. to some degree. This room is more or less an extra we don t really need it …   New idioms dictionary

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