more or less

Your pronunciation is more or less correct.


The phrase “more or less” is often used to indicate that something is approximately accurate or that it is essentially true, even if minor details may vary. Here are some examples:

  1. Indicating Approximation:
  • “The project is more or less complete; we just need to add some finishing touches.”
  • “He’s more or less the same height as his brother, maybe just an inch shorter.”
  • “The recipe calls for 200 grams of flour, but I just used more or less the amount that felt right.”
  1. Suggesting a General Truth or State:
  • “Her mood has been more or less stable since she started meditation.”
  • “The vacation was more or less a success, despite the unexpected rain on the last day.”
  1. Expressing Slight Uncertainty:
  • “I’ll be there in more or less 30 minutes, depending on traffic.”
  • “You can more or less predict how he will react to the news based on his past behavior.”
  1. Comparing or Equating Things with Minor Differences:
  • “The twins are more or less identical, but one has a slightly smaller birthmark on her chin.”
  • “The two studies are more or less consistent in their findings, though they approached the research questions differently.”

These examples illustrate how “more or less” can flexibly convey notions of approximation, generalization, slight uncertainty, or comparison with minimal differences.