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  1. ill-defined, unclearadjective

    poorly stated or described

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

    Synonyms:
    unreadable, undecipherable, indecipherable, ill-defined

    Antonyms:
    trenchant, limpid, broad, vivid, crystal clear, unmistakable, clear, perspicuous, luculent, prima facie, unsubtle, legible, lucid, clear-cut, pellucid, distinct

  2. unclearadjective

    not clear to the mind

    "the law itself was unclear on that point"; "the reason for their actions is unclear to this day"

    Synonyms:
    unreadable, undecipherable, indecipherable, ill-defined

    Antonyms:
    vivid, luculent, lucid, legible, broad, unsubtle, distinct, prima facie, unmistakable, perspicuous, clear, crystal clear, limpid, pellucid, clear-cut, trenchant

  3. indecipherable, unclear, undecipherable, unreadableadjective

    not easily deciphered

    "indecipherable handwriting"

    Synonyms:
    unreadable, undecipherable, indecipherable, ill-defined

    Antonyms:
    clear, distinct, pellucid, unsubtle, vivid, perspicuous, crystal clear, clear-cut, lucid, limpid, unmistakable, trenchant, legible, broad, prima facie, luculent

Editors Contribution

  1. parallax

    Submitted by CrownKiwi on September 24, 2020  

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How to use unclear in a sentence?

  1. Vaile Wright:

    What we know from research on previous pandemics is that psychological distress is increased when leaders provide inconsistent, unclear and non-scientifically based information to the people that they lead, these inconsistent messages drive up stress and distress.

  2. Joao Paulo Zambon:

    Potentially, it can restore the erectile function, but the exact mechanism is still unclear.

  3. Economist Andrzej Szczepaniak at Barclays:

    As the impact from the referendum result sets in, and already elevated levels of uncertainty spiral higher as the UK's post-exit relationship with the EU and the rest of the world remains unclear in the near term, confidence levels are likely to fall further.

  4. Liam Peach:

    It's unclear how Western countries will be able to access sufficient rubles to fund gas imports, or even whether they'd be willing to pay in rubles, the measures taken by Russia may also be interpreted as provocative and may increase the possibility that Western nations tighten sanctions on Russian energy.

  5. Luigi Di Maio:

    The circumstances of this brutal attack are still unclear and no effort will be spared to shed light on what happened.


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