generally speaking

Definition of generally speaking

  1. —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

  1. :  in a general manner: such as

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

    :  as a rule :  usually

  1. :  that speaks :  capable of speech

    :  that involves talking or giving speeches

    :  highly significant or expressive :  eloquent

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a brief usually trivial fact

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