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Synonyms for vague
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  1. vagueadjective

    Synonyms:
    ambiguous, obscure

  2. vagueadjective

    not clearly expressed; stated in indefinite terms.

    Synonyms:
    ambiguous, obscure

  3. vagueadjective

    not having a precise meaning.

    a vague term of abuse

    Synonyms:
    obscure, ambiguous

  4. vagueadjective

    not clearly defined, grasped, or understood; indistinct; slight.

    Synonyms:
    ambiguous, obscure

  5. vagueadjective

    not clearly felt or sensed; somewhat subconscious.

    a vague longing

    Synonyms:
    obscure, ambiguous

  6. vagueadjective

    not thinking or expressing one’s thoughts clearly or precisely.

    Synonyms:
    obscure, ambiguous

  7. vagueadjective

    lacking expression; vacant.

    Synonyms:
    obscure, ambiguous

  8. vagueadjective

    not sharply outlined; hazy.

    Synonyms:
    ambiguous, obscure

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. vague

    Synonyms:
    general, lax, indefinite, undetermined, popular, intangible, equivocal, unsettled, uncertain, ill-defined, pointless

    Antonyms:
    strict, definite, determined, limited, scientific, pointed, specific

Princeton's WordNet

  1. obscure, vagueadjective

    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

    Synonyms:
    unnoticeable, dark, hidden, faint, shadowy, unknown, apart(p), dim, isolated, undefined, wispy, obscure, unsung

    Antonyms:
    distinct, clear

  2. undefined, vagueadjective

    not precisely limited, determined, or distinguished

    "an undefined term"; "undefined authority"; "some undefined sense of excitement"; "vague feelings of sadness"; "a vague uneasiness"

    Synonyms:
    obscure, faint, shadowy, wispy, dim, undefined

    Antonyms:
    distinct, clear

  3. 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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    distinct, clear

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. vagueadjective

    Synonyms:
    uncertain, ambiguous, dim, doubtful, obscure, undetermined, indefinite, indistinct, unsettled, loose, lax, unfixed, not precise, not exact

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. vagueadjective

    Synonyms:
    indefinite, ambiguous, obscure, uncertain, groundless, hazy, indistinct

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How to use vague in a sentence?

  1. Aleister Crowley:

    The pious pretence that evil does not exist only makes it vague, enormous and menacing.

  2. Laura Tremaine:

    Being specific about our physical ailments — instead of vague and dismissive — can actually deepen relationships and help us all feel less isolated in this process.

  3. Steve Vladeck:

    That fight shows up in three of the Court's four decisions from Monday -- and is, in many ways, a sign of the times, as Supreme Court confronts an increasingly polarized Congress that, for various reasons, may be more likely to write vague statutes than clear ones.

  4. Kate Jones:

    People say, I want to come to the Maldives for 10 days and will do two posts on Instagram to like 2000 followers, it’s people with 600 Facebook friends saying, ‘Hi, I’m an influencer, I want to stay in your hotel for seven days.' Jones said she receives often very vague requests, and usually at least six each day. These people are expecting five to seven nights on average, all inclusive. Maldives is not a cheap destination. SILVER AIRWAYS PASSENGERS CATCH COUPLE HAVING SEX IN SEATS BEHIND THEM So common are deals being sought by travel bloggers that many luxury hotels have taken to outlining their criteria online. The stunning villas of the Hurawalhi Island Resort in the Maldives are as picturesque as any other. On the resort’s website, there is a section specifically aimed at influencers. In it, resort management declares exactly what it’s looking for ... and what it’s not.

  5. Sonja Nixon Frazier:

    We saw the driver was slumped over the wheel so we ran to him and pulled him out of the car, i checked for a pulse and found that it was vague. I almost couldn't find it at first. My coworker called 911, but I noticed his fingertips, his ears, and his lips were all blue.


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