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vaguest, superlative; vaguer, comparative;
  1. Of uncertain, indefinite, or unclear character or meaning
    • - many patients suffer vague symptoms
  2. Thinking or communicating in an unfocused or imprecise way
    • - he had been very vague about his activities

  1. obscure: 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... ...
  2. undefined: not precisely limited, determined, or distinguished; "an undefined term"; "undefined authority"; "some undefined sense of excitement"; "vague feelings of sadness"; "a vague uneasiness"
  3. dim: 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"
  4. (vaguely) in a vague way; "he looked vaguely familiar"; "he explained it somewhat mistily"
  5. (vagueness) unclearness by virtue of being poorly expressed or not coherent in meaning; "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"
  6. (vagueness) indistinctness of shape or character; "the scene had the swirling vagueness of a painting by Turner"
  7. Vague is a fictional mutant character in the Marvel Comics Universe.
  8. Catrina Fela (aka Vague) is a character in the Extinctioners comic books.
  9. "Vague" is the fifth single of the rock band Orgy. It was released on October 12, 2004.
  10. The term vagueness denotes a property of concepts (especially predicates). A concept is vague: * if the concept's extension is unclear; * if there are objects which one cannot say with certainty whether they belong to a group of objects which are identified with this concept or which exhibit ...
  11. not clearly expressed; stated in indefinite terms; not having a precise meaning; not clearly defined, grasped, or understood; indistinct; slight; not clearly felt or sensed; somewhat subconscious; not thinking or expressing one’s thoughts clearly or precisely; lacking expression; vacant; not ...
  12. ((vaguely)) d'une manière générale.
  13. (VAGUENESS (MEANING)) Virtually in all contexts speakers may use 'vague' expressions, that is, expressions that do not have well-defined referents, or which refer to fuzzy sets. ...
  14. (Vagueness) The application of truth conditions for some properties is cut and dry; for properties with fuzzy boundary conditions, however, the truth conditions are vague. The two canonical examples are baldness and the Sorites (heap) argument. Put one grain of sand on a table, is it a heap? No. ...
  15. (Vagueness) The type of imprecision in which a term has borderline cases to which it is unclear whether it applies.
  16. (Vagueness) lacking clear expression, having imprecise meaning, or stated in indefinite legal terms; e.g., alimony statutes are inherently vague because they are applied on a discretionary basis with almost infinite variations.
  17. Philosophers call a term "vague" when there's no sharp borderline between cases where the term applies and cases where it doesn't apply. ...
  18. meaning they cannot be quantitatively measured, and whether they are adequately provided or not is difficult to judge
  19. Next time you encounter an art work or exhibition described as ‘open-ended’, ask your self whether what that really means is ‘vague’. ...
  20. Even if these people found the answers they were looking for, I still don’t think they’d be happy with the answer. I recommend these people use Google’s advanced search feature.
  21. Imprecise; uncertain; indefinite.
  22. (O.F. n. plur.) waves
  23. adj. loose(-fitting)
  24. not very clear or well understood; not a lot of details involved.