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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ill-defined

    Faint, with the general sense of lacking strength or effectiveness, covers a wide range of meaning, signifying overcome with physical weakness or exhaustion, or lacking in purpose, courage, or energy, as said of persons; or lacking definiteness or distinctness of color or sound, as said of written characters, voices, or musical notes. A person may be faint when physically wearied, or when overcome with fear; he may be a faint adherent because naturally feeble or purposeless, or because half-hearted in the cause; he may be a faltering supporter because naturally irresolute or because faint-hearted and timid in view of perils that threaten, a listless worker, through want of mental energy and purpose. Written characters may be faint or dim, either because originally written with poor ink, or because they have become faded by time and exposure.

    Synonyms:
    dim, exhausted, faded, faint, faint-hearted, faltering, fatigued, feeble, half-hearted, indistinct, irresolute, languid, listless, purposeless, timid, weak, wearied, worn, worn down, worn out

    Antonyms:
    bright, brilliant, clear, conspicuous, daring, energetic, fresh, hearty, resolute, strong, sturdy, vigorous

    Preposition:
    Faint with hunger; faint in color.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ill-defined, unclearadjective

    poorly stated or described

    "he confuses the reader with ill-defined terms and concepts"

    Synonyms:
    unreadable, undecipherable, indecipherable, unclear

    Antonyms:
    well-defined, clear

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "ill-defined":

    undefined, unclear, indefinite, imprecise

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How to use ill-defined in a sentence?

  1. Mike Gallagher:

    When questioned by the House Armed Services Committee in June, Secretary Austin could not define 'extremism’, these rules are ill-defined, could easily be abused, and will have the practical effect of further politicizing the force at a time when polls indicate confidence in the military is plummeting at an unprecedented rate.

  2. Avi Cieplinski:

    Augmented reality is a great example of something that is new and very exciting, but also ill-defined, especially when you think about what it's going to do for regular people, this is a great company to do that work in.

  3. Steven Camarota:

    If you were to create this whole new category and give United States grounds to apply for asylum based on climate, you're likely to get an enormous number of people applying because it's so ill-defined, how much below-average rainfall does the rainfall have to be in your region before you're a climate refugee ? At present, the primary receiving countries already are experiencing tremendous resistance to the current level of asylees and refugees. It doesn't seem like resettling people in developed counties is going to be much of an answer to this problem. ... A much more effective use of resources is always to help United States in place.


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  • बुरा परिभाषितHindi
  • неточно указанныйRussian
  • 不明确Chinese

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