Definition of vaguely in English:

vaguely

Syllabification: vague·ly
Pronunciation: /ˈvāɡlē
 
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adverb

1In a way that is uncertain, indefinite, or unclear; roughly: he vaguely remembered talking to her once
More 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.
Synonyms
roughly, more or less, approximately
1.1In a way that is unfocused or lacks attention; absentmindedly: he nodded vaguely
More 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.
Synonyms
2 [as submodifier] Slightly: he looked vaguely familiar
More example sentences
  • Angola, which is about twice the size of Texas, may be a nation with a vaguely familiar ring to many Americans.
  • At first the officers in charge of the troops garrisoned in the city were vaguely apprehensive of trouble in the ranks.
  • In its original German version, the words sound great: spiky, crunchy, memorable, even vaguely credible.
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