What does vague mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. obscure, vagueadjective

    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, vagueadjective

    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, wispyadjective

    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. vagueadjective

    not clearly expressed; stated in indefinite terms.

  2. vagueadjective

    not having a precise meaning.

    a vague term of abuse

  3. vagueadjective

    not clearly defined, grasped, or understood; indistinct; slight.

  4. vagueadjective

    not clearly felt or sensed; somewhat subconscious.

    a vague longing

  5. vagueadjective

    not thinking or expressing one's thoughts clearly or precisely.

  6. vagueadjective

    lacking expression; vacant.

  7. vagueadjective

    not sharply outlined; hazy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vagueverb

    wandering; vagrant; vagabond

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

  2. Vagueverb

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

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

  3. Vagueverb

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

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

  4. Vaguenoun

    an indefinite expanse

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

  5. Vagueverb

    to wander; to roam; to stray

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

  6. Vaguenoun

    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.]

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  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'vague' in Adjectives Frequency: #758

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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. Nancy Pelosi:

    The White House's vague and inconsistent document does nothing to make up for the President's failure to listen to the scientists and produce and distribute national rapid testing.

  2. Lao Tzu:

    It is the Vague and Elusive. Meet it and you will not see its head. Follow it and you will not see its back.

  3. Ahmed Shaheed:

    The government of Iran should not silence critical or dissenting voices under the guise of vague and unsubstantiated national security concerns.

  4. Kim Woo-chan:

    Both apology and promise are vague. He did not specifically address what he has done wrong.

  5. Bill Cosby:

    The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise and cultivate the delightfully vague.

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