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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vagueness(noun)

    unclearness by virtue of being poorly expressed or not coherent in meaning

    "the Conservative manifesto is a model of vagueness"; "these terms were used with a vagueness that suggested little or no thought about what each might convey"

  2. vagueness(noun)

    indistinctness of shape or character

    "the scene had the swirling vagueness of a painting by Turner"

Wiktionary

  1. vagueness(Noun)

    The condition of being unclear; vague.

  2. vagueness(Noun)

    Something which is vague, or an instance or example of vagueness.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vagueness(noun)

    the quality or state of being vague

Freebase

  1. Vagueness

    The term vagueness denotes a property of concepts. A concept is vague: ⁕if the concept's extension is unclear; ⁕if there are objects which one cannot say with certainty whether belong to a group of objects which are identified with this concept or which exhibit characteristics that have this predicate; ⁕if the Sorites paradox applies to the concept or predicate. In everyday speech, vagueness is an inevitable, often even desired effect of language usage. However, in most specialized texts, vagueness is distracting and should be avoided whenever possible.

How to pronounce vagueness?

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How to say vagueness in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vagueness in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vagueness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of vagueness in a Sentence

  1. Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin:

    I believe in the old theory of deterrence, in vagueness lies the best deterrence.

  2. Rick Gaber:

    Extremism' is a word deliberately chosen for its vagueness and used by intellectual slobs who are too desperate, sneaky or lazy to say exactly what they mean. Its only purpose is to deliberately try to confuse the difference between people who are extremely good (usually because of devotion to their principles) with people who are extremely bad. The sleazeballs who use this supposedly scary, yet undefined word are not only trying to smear people of conviction and integrity, but they're also trying to divert attention away from the fact that they are obviously not people of principle themselves.

  3. Beranrd Levin:

    Ask a man which way he is going to vote, and he will probably tell you. Ask him, however, why, and vagueness is all.

  4. China President Joerg Wuttke:

    Such vagueness creates a great deal of uncertainty for business, as it implicitly leaves the Chinese government with the option of undermining foreign market access based on unclear and broad national security considerations.

Images & Illustrations of vagueness

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