if I may/might say so

Definition of if I may/might say so

  1. —used to express criticism or disagreement in a polite way The whole affair—if I may say so—was a waste of time.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the 9th letter of the English alphabet

    :  a graphic representation of this letter

    :  a speech counterpart of orthographic i

  1. : industrial

    : initial

    : intelligence

  1. : imaginary unit

  1. :  have the ability to

    :  have permission to :  be free to

    : used in auxiliary function to express a wish or desire especially in prayer, imprecation, or benediction

  1. :  maiden

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  1. : past tense ofmay

    : used in auxiliary function to express permission, liberty, probability, possibility in the past or a present condition contrary to fact or less probability or possibility than may or as a polite alternative to may or to ought or should

  1. :  the power, authority, or resources wielded (as by an individual or group)

    :  bodily strength

    :  the power, energy, or intensity of which one is capable

  1. :  to express in words :  state

    :  to state as opinion or belief :  declare

    :  utter, pronounce

  1. :  something that is said :  statement

    :  an expression of opinion

    :  a right or power to influence action or decision

  1. :  about, approximately

    :  for example :  as


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