Definitions for vagueveɪg
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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"
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
Origin: [F. vaguer, L. vagari, fr. vagus roaming.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'vague' in Adjectives Frequency: #758
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Excuse me, but can you be a little more vague?
For parlor use, the vague generality is a life saver.
Fitschen offered vague and inconclusive evidence at his hearing.
The bill itself, it's not so clear from the reading of it. It's a little vague.
While it seems like a move in the right direction ... terms seem very vague to us.
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Translations for vague
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- vagueCatalan, Valencian
- vage, verschwommen, ungenau, unklar, nebelhaft, ungewiss, undeutlich, schwachGerman
- αόριστος, ασαφήςGreek
- impreciso, vagoSpanish
- ebaselge, ähmane, ebamääraneEstonian
- epätarkka, epämääräinen, hämärä, ympäripyöreä, epäselväFinnish
- מעורפל, לא ברור, עמוםHebrew
- магловит, нејасен, неодреденMacedonian
- неопределённый, неясный, расплывчатый, нечёткийRussian
- oklar, vagSwedish
- bulanık, anlaşılmaz, belirsiz, şüpheli, muğlak, üstü kapalı, müphem, karanlıkTurkish
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