HyperDic: vagueness

English > 2 senses of the word vagueness:
NOUNattributevaguenessunclearness by virtue of being poorly expressed or not coherent in meaning
attributevaguenessindistinctness of shape or character
vagueness > pronunciation
Soundsvey'gnihs
Rhymesabyss ... worthiness: 194 rhymes with ihs...
English > vagueness: 2 senses > noun 1, attribute
Meaningunclearness by virtue of being poorly expressed or not coherent in meaning.
Examples
  • "the Conservative manifesto is a model of vagueness"
  • "these terms were used with a vagueness that suggested little or no thought about what each might convey"
Narrowerhazinessvagueness attributable to being not clearly / clearly defined / defined / defined
Broaderunclearnessincomprehensibility as a result of not being clear
Spanishimprecisión, inconcreción, vaguedad
Catalanimprecisió, vaguetat
Adjectivesvaguenot precisely limited, determined, or distinguished
vaguenot clearly understood or expressed
English > vagueness: 2 senses > noun 2, attribute
Meaningindistinctness of shape or character.
Example"the scene had the swirling vagueness of a painting by Turner"
Broaderindistinctness, softness, blurriness, fogginess, fuzzinessThe quality of being indistinct and without sharp outlines
Adjectivesvaguelacking clarity or distinctness

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