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Synonyms for unclear

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ill-defined, unclear(adj)

    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. unclear(adj)

    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, unreadable(adj)

    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

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  1. parallax

    Submitted by CrownKiwi on September 24, 2020  

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "unclear":

    vague, ambiguous, obscure, uncertain, imprecise, blurred, clear, fuzzy, opaque, ill-defined, confusing, confused, woolly, dark, blurry, inaccurate, unspecific

How to pronounce unclear?

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How to say unclear in sign language?

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How to use unclear in a sentence?

  1. Masao Muraki:

    Thinking about the current environment, achieving the goals for this fiscal year is still challenging, the overseas earnings environment remains unclear.

  2. New York-baseddefense attorney Lance Fletcher:

    To me, this motion seems like a good idea because it will not hurt Gawker to make it at this point but it probably won't succeed because it is difficult to overturn are jury verdict and it is unclear how relevant the additional tapes would have been, it seems to a standard motion at this point, but not all that significant.

  3. Akira Kondo:

    At this point, the outlook for future sales is unclear.

  4. Charles Whitehead:

    The optics are bad, but not everything that looks bad is criminal, cornell Law School's unclear whether trading based on the White House's private release of factual information, that was otherwise publicly obtainable, would constitute insider trading, even if White House was publicly contesting that information.

  5. Todd Rosenbluth:

    While at Pimco, Bill Gross had a much broader team of fixed income professionals to help with the portfolios Bill Gross was Bill Gross on, however, it is unclear if the investment approach will change, either positively or negatively.


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