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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.


Synonymsobscure


Similarunclear


Antonymsclear

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.


Synonymsundefined


Similarindefinable, undefinable


See alsoindefinite


Antonymsdefined

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


Similarindistinct


Antonymsdistinct









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