Definitions for vagueveɪg
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
not clearly or explicitly stated or expressed:
indefinite or indistinct in nature or character, as ideas or feelings:
a vague premonition of disaster.
not clearly perceptible:
not definitely established, determined, confirmed, or known:
a vague rumor.
(of persons) not clear or definite in thought, understanding, or expression.
showing lack of clear perception or understanding:
a vague stare.
Origin of vague:
1540–50; (< MF) < L vagus wandering
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
not precisely limited, determined, or distinguished
"an undefined term"; "undefined authority"; "some undefined sense of excitement"; "vague feelings of sadness"; "a vague uneasiness"
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
(of sth sb says or thinks) not clear or definite
a vague description of the car; vague memories; His directions were vague.
(of a person) not explaining sth clearly or definitely
She was vague about where her friends had gone.
not easy to see well; = unclear
a vague figure in the distance
not clearly expressed; stated in indefinite terms.
not having a precise meaning.
a vague term of abuse
not clearly defined, grasped, or understood; indistinct; slight.
not clearly felt or sensed; somewhat subconscious.
a vague longing
not thinking or expressing oneu2019s thoughts clearly or precisely.
lacking expression; vacant.
not sharply outlined; hazy.
wandering; vagrant; vagabond
unsettled; unfixed; undetermined; indefinite; ambiguous; as, a vague idea; a vague proposition
proceeding from no known authority; unauthenticated; uncertain; flying; as, a vague report
an indefinite expanse
to wander; to roam; to stray
a wandering; a vagary
Translations for vague
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
not clear, distinct or definite
Through the fog we saw the vague outline of a ship; She has only a vague idea of how this machine works.
- غَيْر واضِح، مُبْهَمArabic
- vagoPortuguese (BR)
- αμυδρός, συγκεχυμένοςGreek
- óljós, óskÿrIcelandic
- 막연한, 모호한Korean
- neaiškus, neryškus, miglotasLithuanian
- nenoteikts; neskaidrsLatvian
- uklar, ubestemmeligNorwegian
- niewyraźny, niejasnyPolish
- nejasný, matnýSlovak
- vag, dunkel, oklarSwedish
- belirsiz, açık seçik olmayanTurkish
- 模糊的Chinese (Trad.)
- невизначений, невиразнийUkrainian
- غير واضح، مبہمUrdu
- mơ hồVietnamese
- 模糊的Chinese (Simp.)
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