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vaguely

Pronunciation: /ˈveɪgli/

Translation of vaguely in Spanish:

adverb/adverbio

  • 1.1 (in imprecise, unclear way) [explain] vagamente, con imprecisión, de manera imprecisa; [answer/define] con vaguedad or imprecisión; [recognize/remember] vagamente; [suspicious/ridiculous] ligeramente, un tanto I was vaguely aware of a pain in my leg era vagamente consciente de un dolor en la pierna I know him vaguely lo conozco vagamente he looks vaguely like his father tiene un ligero parecido con or a su padre he hates anything vaguely foreign odia todo lo que tenga la más mínima relación con el extranjero
    Example sentences
    • Members in the clubs of the early 1830s had talked vaguely of votes for all.
    • Contractors are working round the ring mains, which vaguely follows the Bradford Ring Road, in an anti-clockwise direction.
    • A few grooves in a tree trunk, looking vaguely like a face, elevated into being the sacred image of our saviour.
    Example sentences
    • "They're better than ever today," he summed up vaguely, and presumably are better still now - whoever they are.
    • She vaguely mentioned something about pursuing another line of work and thanked them for all their kindnesses.
    • Janelle takes no notice of Harold except to vaguely tell him to "look under things," for their clothes, and then goes back to eating her dinner.
    1.2 (absentmindedly) distraídamente

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