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English adjective: unclear

1. unclear poorly stated or described


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


Synonymsill-defined


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


Antonymsclear

3. unclear not easily deciphered


SamplesIndecipherable handwriting.


Synonymsindecipherable, undecipherable, unreadable


Similarillegible


Antonymslegible









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