Definitions for vague

Definitions for (adj) vague

Main entry: obscure, vague

Definition: not clearly understood or expressed

Usage: an obscure turn of phrase; an impulse to go off and fight certain obscure battles of his own spirit-Anatole Broyard; their descriptions of human behavior become vague, dull, and unclear- P.A.Sorokin; vague...forms of speech...have so long passed for mysteries of science- John Locke

Main entry: vague, undefined

Definition: not precisely limited, determined, or distinguished

Usage: an undefined term; undefined authority; some undefined sense of excitement; vague feelings of sadness; a vague uneasiness

Main entry: faint, shadowy, dim, vague, wispy

Definition: lacking clarity or distinctness

Usage: a 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

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