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

  2. Vagueverb

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

  3. Vagueverb

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

  4. Vaguenoun

    an indefinite expanse

  5. Vagueverb

    to wander; to roam; to stray

  6. Vaguenoun

    a wandering; a vagary

  7. 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

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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. Billy Murphy:

    They were vague about how his spine was injured. We'll have to wait to see the autopsy that they admitted they worked closely with the medical examiner's office to develop, so tell us what it says. I have even more questions than I did before. Who did it? How did they do it and why did they do it? Why all these stops? What were the police doing during those stops? What did they see?

  2. James Leibold:

    One of the big concerns I have with this draft counter-terrorism bill is that the definition of terrorism is quite vague and open-ended and if we look at how Chinese officials and the media have used the terrorism tag in the past, it's chiefly applied to the Uyghurs as well as the Tibetans.

  3. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin:

    The bill is so ambiguous and so vague that doctors cannot be certain what medical circumstances would be considered ‘necessary to preserve the life of the mother,’ the absence of any definition, analysis or medical standard renders this exception vague, indefinite and vulnerable to subjective interpretation and application.

  4. Kate Jones:

    People say, I want to come to the Maldives for 10 days and will do two posts on Instagram to like 2000 followers, it’s people with 600 Facebook friends saying, ‘Hi, I’m an influencer, I want to stay in your hotel for seven days.' Jones said she receives often very vague requests, and usually at least six each day. These people are expecting five to seven nights on average, all inclusive. Maldives is not a cheap destination. SILVER AIRWAYS PASSENGERS CATCH COUPLE HAVING SEX IN SEATS BEHIND THEM So common are deals being sought by travel bloggers that many luxury hotels have taken to outlining their criteria online. The stunning villas of the Hurawalhi Island Resort in the Maldives are as picturesque as any other. On the resort’s website, there is a section specifically aimed at influencers. In it, resort management declares exactly what it’s looking for ... and what it’s not.

  5. Ike Wingate:

    I saw the story somewhere online talking about how the billboard was rejected— a little bit vague on the details as far as who and why—but it was rejected because of the messaging and my understanding that it was going to incite feelings that would not be desirable around the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, when I saw that I thought ‘that’s too bad’…I thought ‘wow it’s a shame they are not able to promote that from the standpoint of the film’ but then from a secondary standpoint the right to free speech was in some senses denied, so I didn't like that.

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