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Synonyms for vagueveɪg

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. obscure, vague(adj)

    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), vague, dim, isolated, undefined, wispy, obscure, unsung

    Antonyms:
    distinct, clear

  2. undefined, vague(adj)

    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, vague, dim, undefined

    Antonyms:
    distinct, clear

  3. dim, faint, shadowy, vague, wispy(adj)

    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, vague, fainthearted, subdued, feeble, faint, lightheaded, obscure, wispy, obtuse, light, shadowy, light-headed, wisplike, bleak, slow

    Antonyms:
    distinct, clear

Wiktionary

  1. vague(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    obscure, ambiguous

  2. vague(adjective)

    not clearly expressed; stated in indefinite terms.

    Synonyms:
    ambiguous, obscure

  3. vague(adjective)

    not having a precise meaning.

    Synonyms:
    obscure, ambiguous

  4. vague(adjective)

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

    Synonyms:
    ambiguous, obscure

  5. vague(adjective)

    not clearly felt or sensed; somewhat subconscious.

    Synonyms:
    obscure, ambiguous

  6. vague(adjective)

    not thinking or expressing one\u2019s thoughts clearly or precisely.

    Synonyms:
    obscure, ambiguous

  7. vague(adjective)

    lacking expression; vacant.

    Synonyms:
    obscure, ambiguous

  8. vague(adjective)

    not sharply outlined; hazy.

    Synonyms:
    ambiguous, obscure

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. vague(a.)

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


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