HyperDic: vague

English > 3 senses of the word vague:
ADJECTIVEallvague, obscurenot clearly understood or expressed
allvague, undefinednot precisely limited, determined, or distinguished
allvague, dim, faint, shadowy, wispylacking clarity or distinctness
vague > pronunciation
Soundsvey'g
Rhymesplague
English > vague: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot clearly understood or expressed.
Examples
  • "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
Synonymobscure
Broaderunclearnot clear to the mind
Spanishambiguo, impreciso, indefinido, vago
Catalanimprecís, indefinit, vague
Nounsvaguenessunclearness by virtue of being poorly expressed or not coherent in meaning
Adverbsvaguelyin a vague way
English > vague: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnot precisely limited, determined, or distinguished.
Examples
  • "vague feelings of sadness"
  • "a vague uneasiness"
Synonymundefined
Narrowerindefinable, undefinablenot capable of being precisely or readily described
See alsoindefinitevague or not clearly / clearly / clearly defined or stated
Oppositedefinedclearly / clearly / clearly characterized or delimited
Spanishindefinido, vago
Catalanindefinit
Nounsvaguenessunclearness by virtue of being poorly expressed or not coherent in meaning
English > vague: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaninglacking clarity or distinctness.
Example "saw a vague outline of a building through the fog"
Synonymsdim, faint, shadowy, wispy
Broaderindistinctnot clearly / clearly / clearly defined / defined / defined or easy to perceive or understand
Spanishborroso, débil, sombrío, ténue, vago
Catalanborrós, dèbil, ombrívol, tènue, vague
Nounsvaguenessindistinctness of shape or character

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