Vague - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |veɪɡ|  American pronunciation of the word vague
Brit.  |veɪɡ|  British pronunciation of the word vague
- not clearly expressed or understood (syn: obscure)
their descriptions of human behavior become vague, dull, and unclear
vague...forms of speech...have so long passed for mysteries of science
- lacking clarity or distinctness (syn: dim, faint, shadowy, wispy)
saw a vague outline of a building through the fog


The instructions she left were vague and difficult to follow.

He gave only a vague answer.

The judges determined that the law was too vague to be fairly enforced.

She has been vague about her plans for college.

We had only a vague idea of where we were.

I think I have a vague understanding of how it works.

He longed in some vague way for something different.

She felt a vague sense of uneasiness when she was around him.

I had the vague impression that they were withholding information.

We could just barely make out the vague outline of a plane in the sky.

He was very vague on this point.

I have not the vaguest notion what to do.

She was vague about her plans.

The governor gave only a vague outline of his tax plan.

Julia was vague about where she had been and what she had been doing.

Word forms

comparative: vaguer
superlative: vaguest
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