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Meaning of VAGUE

Pronunciation:  veyg

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  not clearly understood or expressed; "an indeterminate turn of phrase"; "an impulse to go off and fight certain obscure battles of his own spirit"-Anatole Broyard; "their descriptions of human behavior become vague, dull, and unclear"- P.A.Sorokin; "vague...forms of speech...have so long passed for mysteries of science"- John Locke
  2. [adj]  not precisely limited, determined, or distinguished; "an undefined term"; "undefined authority"; "some undefined sense of excitement"; "vague feelings of sadness"; "a vague uneasiness"
  3. [adj]  lacking clarity or distinctness; "a dim figure in the distance"; "only a faint recollection"; "shadowy figures in the gloom"; "saw a vague outline of a building through the fog"; "a few wispy memories of childhood"
 

VAGUE is a 5 letter word that starts with V.

 

 Synonyms: dim, faint, indefinable, indeterminate, indistinct, obscure, shadowy, unclear, undefinable, undefined, wispy
 
 Antonyms: defined
 
 See Also: indefinite

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Vague\ (v[=a]g), a. [Compar. {Vaguer} (v[=a]g"[~e]r);
    superl. {Vaguest}.] [F. vague, or L. vagus. See {Vague}, v.
    i.]
    1. Wandering; vagrant; vagabond. [Archaic] ``To set upon the
       vague villains.'' --Hayward.
    
             She danced along with vague, regardless eyes.
                                                   --Keats.
    
    2. Unsettled; unfixed; undetermined; indefinite; ambiguous;
       as, a vague idea; a vague proposition.
    
             This faith is neither a mere fantasy of future
             glory, nor a vague ebullition of feeling. --I.
                                                   Taylor.
    
             The poet turned away, and gave himself up to a sort
             of vague revery, which he called thought.
                                                   --Hawthorne.
    
    3. Proceeding from no known authority; unauthenticated;
       uncertain; flying; as, a vague report.
    
             Some legend strange and vague.        --Longfellow.
    
    {Vague year}. See {Sothiac year}, under {Sothiac}.
    
    Syn: Unsettled; indefinite; unfixed; ill-defined; ambiguous;
         hazy; loose; lax; uncertain.
    
    
  2. \Vague\, n. [Cf. F. vague.]
    An indefinite expanse. [R.]
    
          The gray vague of unsympathizing sea.    --Lowell.
    
    
  3. \Vague\, v. i. [F. vaguer, L. vagari, fr. vagus roaming.]
    To wander; to roam; to stray. [Obs.] ``[The soul] doth vague
    and wander.'' --Holland.
    
    
  4. \Vague\, n.
    A wandering; a vagary. [Obs.] --Holinshed.
    
    
 

 

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