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.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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
Rank popularity for the word 'vague' in Adjectives Frequency: #758
The numerical value of vague in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of vague in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
While it seems like a move in the right direction ... terms seem very vague to us.
The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise and cultivate the delightfully vague.
It is the Vague and Elusive. Meet it and you will not see its head. Follow it and you will not see its back.
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.
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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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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