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English adjective: vague

1. vague not clearly understood or expressed

SamplesAn obscure turn of phrase.
An impulse to go off and fight certain obscure battles of his own spirit.
Their descriptions of human behavior become vague, dull, and unclear.
Vague...forms of speech...have so long passed for mysteries of science.




2. vague not precisely limited, determined, or distinguished

SamplesAn undefined term.
Undefined authority.
Some undefined sense of excitement.
Vague feelings of sadness.
A vague uneasiness.


Similarindefinable, undefinable

See alsoindefinite


3. vague lacking clarity or distinctness

SamplesA 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.

Synonymsdim, faint, shadowy, wispy



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