Definition of vaguely in English:


Syllabification: vague·ly
Pronunciation: /ˈvāglē


  • 1In a way that is uncertain, indefinite, or unclear; roughly: he vaguely remembered talking to her once
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    • 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.
    roughly, more or less, approximately
  • 1.1In a way that is unfocused or lacks attention; absentmindedly: he nodded vaguely
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    • "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.

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