Vague definition

vāg
Not clear in meaning or expression; inexplicit.
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Not precisely determined or known; uncertain.
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Not thinking or expressing oneself clearly.
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The definition of vague is something unclear, hazy or uncertain.

An example of vague would be directions to a house that don't include street names.

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Not clearly, precisely, or definitely expressed or stated.
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Not clearly expressed; stated in indefinite terms.
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Not having a precise meaning.

A vague term of abuse.

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

Only a vague notion of what's needed.

A vague hint of a thickening waistline.

I haven't the vaguest idea.

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Not clearly felt or sensed; somewhat subconscious.

A vague longing.

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Not thinking or expressing one's thoughts clearly or precisely.
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Lacking expression; vacant.
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Not sharply outlined; hazy.
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Wandering; vagrant; vagabond.
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To wander; to roam; to stray.
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Indistinctly felt, perceived, understood, or recalled; hazy.

A vague uneasiness.

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Indefinite in shape, form, or character; hazily or indistinctly seen or sensed.
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Lacking definite shape, form, or character; indistinct.

Saw a vague outline of a building through the fog.

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Not sharp, certain, or precise in thought, feeling, or expression.

Vague in his answers, a vague hope.

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Other Word Forms

Adjective

Base Form:
vague
Comparative:
vaguer
Superlative:
vaguest

Origin of vague

  • French from Old French wandering from Latin vagus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French vague, from Latin vagus (“wandering, rambling, strolling, fig. uncertain, vague").

    From Wiktionary