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English adjective: unclear

1. unclear poorly stated or described

SamplesHe confuses the reader with ill-defined terms and concepts.


Antonymswell-defined, clear

2. unclear not clear to the mind

SamplesThe law itself was unclear on that point.
The reason for their actions is unclear to this day.

Similarblurred, clouded, confusing, obscure, perplexing, puzzling, vague

See alsoambiguous, incomprehensible, indefinite, indistinct, opaque, uncomprehensible

Attributeclarity, clearness, limpidity, lucidity, lucidness, pellucidity


3. unclear not easily deciphered

SamplesIndecipherable handwriting.

Synonymsindecipherable, undecipherable, unreadable



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