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vague meaning and definition

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VAGUE adjective

Definition of vague (adjective)

  1. not clearly understood or expressed
    • "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
    • synonyms: obscure
  2. not precisely limited, determined, or distinguished
    • "an undefined term"; "undefined authority"; "some undefined sense of excitement"; "vague feelings of sadness"; "a vague uneasiness"
    • synonyms: undefined
    • antonym: defined
  3. lacking clarity or distinctness
    • "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"
    • synonyms: dim, faint, shadowy, wispy
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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