What does vague mean?

Definitions for vagueveɪg

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. obscure, vague(adj)

    not clearly understood or expressed

    "an obscure turn of phrase"; "an impulse to go off and fight certain obscure battles of his own spirit"-Anatole Broyard; "their descriptions of human behavior become vague, dull, and unclear"- P.A.Sorokin; "vague...forms of speech...have so long passed for mysteries of science"- John Locke

  2. undefined, vague(adj)

    not precisely limited, determined, or distinguished

    "an undefined term"; "undefined authority"; "some undefined sense of excitement"; "vague feelings of sadness"; "a vague uneasiness"

  3. dim, faint, shadowy, vague, wispy(adj)

    lacking clarity or distinctness

    "a dim figure in the distance"; "only a faint recollection"; "shadowy figures in the gloom"; "saw a vague outline of a building through the fog"; "a few wispy memories of childhood"

Wiktionary

  1. vague(Adjective)

    not clearly expressed; stated in indefinite terms.

  2. vague(Adjective)

    not having a precise meaning.

    a vague term of abuse

  3. vague(Adjective)

    not clearly defined, grasped, or understood; indistinct; slight.

  4. vague(Adjective)

    not clearly felt or sensed; somewhat subconscious.

    a vague longing

  5. vague(Adjective)

    not thinking or expressing oneu2019s thoughts clearly or precisely.

  6. vague(Adjective)

    lacking expression; vacant.

  7. vague(Adjective)

    not sharply outlined; hazy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vague(verb)

    wandering; vagrant; vagabond

  2. Vague(verb)

    unsettled; unfixed; undetermined; indefinite; ambiguous; as, a vague idea; a vague proposition

  3. Vague(verb)

    proceeding from no known authority; unauthenticated; uncertain; flying; as, a vague report

  4. Vague(noun)

    an indefinite expanse

  5. Vague(verb)

    to wander; to roam; to stray

  6. Vague(noun)

    a wandering; a vagary

  7. Origin: [F. vaguer, L. vagari, fr. vagus roaming.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vague

    vāg, adj. unsettled: indefinite: uncertain: of doubtful origin: not thinking clearly.—v.i. (obs.) to wander.—n. indefinite expanse.—adv. Vague′ly.—n. Vague′ness. [Fr.,—L. vagus, wandering.]

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'vague' in Adjectives Frequency: #758

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vague in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vague in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Rodolfo Angele:

    While it seems like a move in the right direction ... terms seem very vague to us.

  2. Bill Cosby:

    The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise and cultivate the delightfully vague.

  3. Lao Tzu:

    It is the Vague and Elusive. Meet it and you will not see its head. Follow it and you will not see its back.

  4. Helen Keller:

    I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers.

  5. Pope Francis:

    Four or five years, i do not know, even two or three. Two have already passed. It is a somewhat vague sensation. Maybe it's like the psychology of the gambler who convinces himself he will lose, so he won't be disappointed and if he wins, is happy. I do not know.

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