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Definition of "vague" []

  • Not clearly expressed; inexplicit. (adjective)
  • Not thinking or expressing oneself clearly. (adjective)
  • Lacking definite shape, form, or character; indistinct: saw a vague outline of a building through the fog. (adjective)
  • Not clear in meaning or application. See Synonyms at ambiguous. (adjective)
  • Indistinctly felt, perceived, understood, or recalled; hazy: a vague uneasiness. (adjective)
  • (of statements, meaning, etc) not explicit; imprecise (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Not clearly perceptible or discernible; indistinct (adjective)
  • Not clearly or definitely established or known (adjective)
  • (of a person or his expression) demonstrating lack of precision or clear thinking; absent-minded (adjective)

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Use "vague" in a sentence
  • "These _vague_ articles, intended for a more vague performance, are the things which have damned our reputation in India."
  • ""Curious!" echoed Rebecca, finding the term vague even while suggestive."
  • "Weber himself is at least partly to blame for this problem, for he frequently left the term vague, in spite of many attempts to clarify himself."