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gray area Syllabification: gray a·re·a
Pronunciation: /ɡrā ˈerēə/

Definition of gray area in English:


An ill-defined situation or field not readily conforming to a category or to an existing set of rules: gray areas in the legislation have still to be clarified
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  • Furr isn't opposed to exploiting the gray areas in the NASCAR rule book - actually, that's half the challenge.
  • There are indeed many grey areas within this issue, but I am quite sure that the law is correct in maintaining euthanasia's illegality.
  • I used to be idealistic enough to think that all the world was clean and tidy, that rules were rules, that there were no gray areas anywhere.
ambiguous, unclear, uncertain, doubtful, indefinite, indistinct, indeterminate, debatable, open to question
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