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Meaning & Definition of Vague in English

English

Vague

/veg/

adjective

1. Not clearly understood or expressed

  • "An obscure 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
    synonym:
  • obscure
  • ,
  • vague

2. Not precisely limited, determined, or distinguished

  • "An undefined term"
  • "Undefined authority"
  • "Some undefined sense of excitement"
  • "Vague feelings of sadness"
  • "A vague uneasiness"
    synonym:
  • undefined
  • ,
  • vague

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • dim
  • ,
  • faint
  • ,
  • shadowy
  • ,
  • vague
  • ,
  • wispy