Synonyms for vague
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Wiktionary4.5 / 4 votes
not clearly expressed; stated in indefinite terms.
not having a precise meaning.
a vague term of abuse
not clearly defined, grasped, or understood; indistinct; slight.
not clearly felt or sensed; somewhat subconscious.
a vague longing
not thinking or expressing one’s thoughts clearly or precisely.
lacking expression; vacant.
not sharply outlined; hazy.
English Synonyms and Antonyms2.3 / 3 votes
apparent, clear, diaphanous, distinct, evident, explicit, intelligible, limpid, lucid, manifest, obvious, pellucid, perspicuous, plain, straightforward, translucent, transparent, unadorned, unambiguous, unequivocal, unmistakable
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms3.5 / 2 votes
Princeton's WordNet3.7 / 3 votes
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
not precisely limited, determined, or distinguished
"an undefined term"; "undefined authority"; "some undefined sense of excitement"; "vague feelings of sadness"; "a vague uneasiness"
dim, faint, shadowy, vague, wispyadjective
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"
weak, shady, dull, dim, wraithlike, dumb, shadowed, dense, faint-hearted, timid, undefined, swooning, dimmed, black, umbrageous, fainthearted, subdued, feeble, faint, lightheaded, obscure, wispy, obtuse, light, shadowy, light-headed, wisplike, bleak, slow
barely, rarely, nearly, somewhat, scarcely, merely,Submitted by rinat on May 31, 2023
Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes
Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words4.0 / 2 votes
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Every time you make a movie it's like going to film school, so if I make a' Tintin' film next year or the year after it will be a different movie to what I would have made before' The Hobbit', the best films of any director's career should be the ones just when he's old enough to be old but before he gets a little bit vague.
While it seems like a move in the right direction ... terms seem very vague to us.
Only in exceptional circumstances will content-based restrictions be constitutionally permissible under the First Amendment, certainly, the Montana government has a compelling state interest in protecting the health, welfare, and privacy of its citizens, but the statute is so vague that it is virtually unenforceable. A vague statute is, by definition, not narrowly tailored, and as such it will wither under First Amendment scrutiny.
The rules are often interpreted differently by different reviewers, because they're intentionally left vague, so we live in constant fear we may have violated these vague rules, and that the next update to our applications will be blocked by Apple.
You know...that a blank wall is an apalling thing to look at. The wall of a museum -- a canvas -- a piece of film -- or a guy sitting in front of a typewriter. Then, you start out to do something -- that vague thing called creation. The beginning strikes awe within you.
Translations for vague
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- vagueCatalan, Valencian
- unklar, ungewiss, nebelhaft, verschwommen, schwach, undeutlich, vage, ungenauGerman
- αόριστος, ασαφήςGreek
- vago, imprecisoSpanish
- ebaselge, ebamäärane, ähmaneEstonian
- hämärä, epätarkka, epäselvä, epämääräinen, ympäripyöreäFinnish
- עמום, לא ברור, מעורפלHebrew
- неодреден, нејасен, магловитMacedonian
- неясный, нечёткий, расплывчатый, неопределённыйRussian
- vag, oklarSwedish
- muğlak, şüpheli, üstü kapalı, müphem, karanlık, belirsiz, anlaşılmaz, bulanıkTurkish
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