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1. obscure, vague

not clearly understood or expressed

Example Sentences:
'an obscure turn of phrase'
'an impulse to go off and fight certain obscure battles of his own spirit'
'their descriptions of human behavior become vague, dull, and unclear'
'vague...forms of speech...have so long passed for mysteries of science'

2. undefined, vague

not precisely limited, determined, or distinguished

Example Sentences:
'an undefined term'
'undefined authority'
'some undefined sense of excitement'
'vague feelings of sadness'
'a vague uneasiness'

3. dim, faint, shadowy, vague, wispy

lacking clarity or distinctness

Example Sentences:
'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'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of vague
(of statements, meaning, etc) not explicit; imprecise
vague promises
not clearly perceptible or discernible; indistinct
a vague idea
a vague shape
not clearly or definitely established or known
a vague rumour
(of a person or his or her expression) demonstrating lack of precision or clear thinking; absent-minded

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see synonyms of vague
adjectiveWord forms: ˈvaguer or ˈvaguest
not clearly, precisely, or definitely expressed or stated
indefinite in shape, form, or character; hazily or indistinctly seen or sensed
not sharp, certain, or precise in thought, feeling, or expression
vague in his answers, a vague hope
not precisely determined or known; uncertain

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of vague
adj. vagu·er, vagu·est
1. Not clear in meaning or expression; inexplicit. See Synonyms at ambiguous.
2. Not thinking or expressing oneself clearly: "Most of us are quite vague about the theoretical underpinnings of the medical theories that guide our doctors" (Kwame Anthony Appiah).
3. Lacking definite shape, form, or character; indistinct: saw a vague outline of a building through the fog.
4. Indistinctly felt, perceived, understood, or recalled; hazy: a vague uneasiness.

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