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

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

  2. Vague(verb)

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

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

  3. Vague(verb)

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

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

  4. Vague(noun)

    an indefinite expanse

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

  5. Vague(verb)

    to wander; to roam; to stray

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

  6. Vague(noun)

    a wandering; a vagary

    Etymology: [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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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. Chris Christie:

    People don't have to interpret what I mean about Social Security, it won't be mischaracterized ... the more vague you are because you're trying to have it both ways, the more you're subject to that kind of misinterpretation.

  2. Justice Department:

    The record evidence demonstrates that Harvard's race-based admissions process significantly disadvantages Asian-American applicants compared to applicants of other racial groups -- including both white applicants and applicants from other racial minority groups, the evidence, moreover, shows that Harvard provides no meaningful criteria to cabin its use of race ; uses a vague' personal rating' that harms Asian-American applicants' chances for admission and may be infected with racial bias ; engages in unlawful racial balancing ; and has never seriously considered race-neutral alternatives in its more than 45 years of using race to make admissions decisions.

  3. Edward Steichen:

    You know...that a blank wall is an apalling thing to look at. The wall of a museum -- a canvas -- a piece of film -- or a guy sitting in front of a typewriter. Then, you start out to do something -- that vague thing called creation. The beginning strikes awe within you.

  4. Greg Carlock:

    They will not accept vague endorsements.

  5. Teresa of Ávila:

    We know only that we are living in these bodies and have a vague idea, because we have heard it, and because our faith tells us so, that we possess souls. As to what good qualities there may be in our souls, or who dwells within them, or how precious they are, those are things which seldom consider and so we trouble little about carefully preserving the soul's beauty.

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