Are there general modifiers for adjectives that indicate a gray area between the adjective and its negative?
E.g., "Plywood isn't wooden, but it isn't not-wooden either. Therefore, plywood is ____ly wooden." What goes in the blank?
"Partially" doesn't sound quite right, because it suggests that one piece of the noun really is described by the adjective; I'm looking for a word that places the whole noun in the middle of an adjective-spectrum.
Sorry for the dumb example, but that's just off the top of my head. Better examples would be appreciated as well.