Definition of vague in English:

vague

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Pronunciation: /veɪg
 
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adjective

Derivatives

vagueness

noun
More example sentences
  • But the book, which is based on various lectures, is undermined by a maddening vagueness.
  • The report is also critical of road safety education because of its lack of prominence, vagueness and poor training for teachers.
  • The vagueness of privacy as a legal term is striking when it is contrasted with a clearer, more established term such as private property.
Synonyms
impreciseness, inexactness, lack of precision, ambiguity, woolliness, looseness, unclearness, obscurity, indistinctness, generality, indefiniteness, indeterminateness, haziness, cloudiness, fuzziness, mistiness, lack of definitionfuzziness, blurriness, indeterminateness, indefiniteness, lack of focus, lack of definition, obscurity, haziness, cloudiness, mistiness, murkiness, fogginess, faintness, shadowiness, dimness, nebulosity, nebulousness, shapelessness, formlessness, amorphousnessabsent-mindedness, forgetfulness, disorganization, dreaminess, inattention, abstraction, wool-gathering, empty-headedness, giddiness, confusion, befuddlement

vaguish

adjective
More example sentences
  • It's not without its flaws, but being vaguish isn't one of them.
  • I have this vaguish recollection of a friend asking me this question once about 10 years ago.
  • Is it just too vaguish or long winded for such efforts to be considered worthwhile on your part?

Origin

mid 16th century: from French, or from Latin vagus 'wandering, uncertain'.

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