[ US /ˈveɪɡ/ ]
[ UK /vˈe‍ɪɡ/ ]
  1. lacking clarity or distinctness
    a dim figure in the distance
    only a faint recollection
    shadowy figures in the gloom
    a few wispy memories of childhood
    saw a vague outline of a building through the fog
  2. not precisely limited, determined, or distinguished
    some undefined sense of excitement
    undefined authority
    vague feelings of sadness
    a vague uneasiness
    an undefined term
  3. not clearly expressed or understood
    their descriptions of human behavior become vague, dull, and unclear
    an obscure turn of phrase
    an impulse to go off and fight certain obscure battles of his own spirit
    vague...forms of speech...have so long passed for mysteries of science
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How To Use vague In A Sentence

  • Physical and mental energy return so you turn vague ideas into bold action. The Sun
  • Instead, it has vaguely proposed some form of co-operation or alliance with Pirelli.
  • The terms of the agreement were deliberately vague.
  • It has never been heard of in Spain; and in France, the continuator of de Thou is the only one who has given any credit to these vague and ridiculous suspicions. A Philosophical Dictionary
  • When they start in on showing you a parade of verses so vague that they could mean anything, point out that the word "abortion" does not occur anywhere in that verse and ask them to show you something clearer, a specific reference to abortion or a single use of the word anyplace in the book. AlterNet.org Main RSS Feed
  • All of these are unfortunately no more than vague calls for perfecting ourselves.
  • By the glimmer of light lent me, I can but guess greatness and descry vagueness. The Kempton-Wace Letters
  • Nevertheless, I was determined to be at least vaguely scientific about this review, so I pulled out the omnidirectional microphone I had borrowed from the media unit at work and started making recordings.
  • They wanted us to take out every single word that was even vaguely religious or spiritual.
  • What he is saying may make some sense to pointy heads, but to many it will seem unconvincing and vague. Times, Sunday Times
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