generally speaking

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of generally speaking

used to say that a statement describes a general feeling or opinion relating to or affecting all the people or things in a group
  • Generally speaking, people like her as a leader.

Word by Word Definitions

generally play
  1. : in a general manner: such as

  2. : in disregard of specific instances and with regard to an overall picture

  3. : as a rule : usually

speaking play
  1. : that speaks : capable of speech

  2. : having a population that speaks a specified language

  3. : that involves talking or giving speeches


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