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Synonyms for indefinite
ɪnˈdɛf ə nɪtin·def·i·nite

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. indefinite

    Equivocal (Latin equus, equal, and vox, voice, word) denotes that which may equally well be understood in either of two or more ways. Ambiguous (Latin ambi, around, and ago, drive, lead) signifies lacking in distinctness or certainty, obscure or doubtful through indefiniteness of expression. Ambiguous is applied only to spoken or written statements; equivocal has other applications. A statement is ambiguous when it leaves the mind of the reader or hearer to fluctuate between two meanings, which would fit the language equally well; it is equivocal when it would naturally be understood in one way, but is capable of a different interpretation; an equivocal expression is, as a rule, intentionally deceptive, while an ambiguous utterance may be simply the result of a want either of clear thought or of adequate expression. That which is enigmatical must be guessed like a riddle; a statement may be purposely made enigmatical in order to provoke thought and study. That is doubtful which is fairly open to doubt; that is dubious which has become the subject of doubts so grave as scarcely to fall short of condemnation; as, a dubious reputation. Questionable may be used nearly in the sense either of dubious or of doubtful; a questionable statement is one that must be proved before it can be accepted. To say that one's honesty is questionable is a mild way of saying that in the opinion of the speaker he is likely to prove dishonest. Equivocal is sometimes, tho more rarely, used in this sense. A suspicious character gives manifest reason to be suspected; a suspicious temper is inclined to suspect the motives and intentions of others, with or without reason. Compare CLEAR.

    Synonyms:
    ambiguous, doubtful, dubious, enigmatic, enigmatical, equivocal, indeterminate, indistinct, obscure, perplexing, questionable, suspicious, uncertain

    Antonyms:
    certain, clear, distinct, evident, indisputable, indubitable, lucid, manifest, obvious, perspicuous, plain, unambiguous, unequivocal, unquestionable, unquestioned

Princeton's WordNet

  1. indefiniteadjective

    vague or not clearly defined or stated

    "must you be so indefinite?"; "amorphous blots of color having vague and indefinite edges"; "he would not answer so indefinite a proposal"

    Antonyms:
    certain(a), decided, decisive, distinct, certain(p), definite

  2. indefiniteadjective

    not decided or not known

    "were indefinite about their plans"; "plans are indefinite"

    Antonyms:
    certain(p), certain(a), decisive, decided, definite, distinct

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. indefiniteadjective

    Synonyms:
    indeterminate, undefined, indistinct, confused

  2. indefiniteadjective

    Synonyms:
    vague, obscure, doubtful, uncertain, equivocal, unsettled, loose

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. indefiniteadjective

    Synonyms:
    vague, indeterminate, equivocal, ambiguous, inexplicit, inexact

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How to use indefinite in a sentence?

  1. Matthew Kennedy:

    The SEC and DOJ are not known for moving fast or trying to speed things along to help the SPAC, in some cases, indefinite delays can increase the likelihood that the deal is essentially terminated.

  2. Carol Sommerfelt:

    This definitely reflects on the technology used all those years ago and its ability to preserve the embryos for future use under an indefinite time frame.

  3. Eric Butterworth:

    While many people are trying to be in tune with infinite, what they really are is in tune with the indefinite.

  4. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin:

    The absence of any definition, analysis or medical standard renders this exception vague, indefinite and vulnerable to subjective interpretation and application.

  5. David Stockton:

    Yellen will have a noticeable faction of the committee that's anxious to tighten again, they will need to be persuaded that the process is still in place, that this is not an indefinite pause.


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  • indefinitCatalan, Valencian
  • neurčitýCzech
  • ylimalkainen, ääretön, epämääräinen, epävarma, määrittelemätönFinnish
  • indefinitoItalian
  • 不定Japanese
  • nenoteiktsLatvian
  • niewyraźny, nieoznaczona, nieograniczony, nieokreślonyPolish
  • неопределённый, бесконечный, неясный, безграничный, неограниченныйRussian
  • obestämd, oklarSwedish
  • காலவரையற்றTamil
  • безстроковийUkrainian
  • غیر معینہUrdu

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