What does vague mean?

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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 one's 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

How to pronounce vague?

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    Veena
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How to say vague in sign language?

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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

Examples of vague in a Sentence

  1. Greg Carlock:

    They will not accept vague endorsements.

  2. Tim Berners-Lee:

    Thank goodness it wasn't 'Exciting but vague'.

  3. Tom Zegan:

    Excuse me, but can you be a little more vague?

  4. George Ade:

    For parlor use, the vague generality is a life saver.

  5. Prosecutor Christiane Serini:

    Fitschen offered vague and inconclusive evidence at his hearing.

Images & Illustrations of vague

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