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1. vague

adjective. ['ˈveɪg'] not clearly understood or expressed.

Synonyms

  • unclear

Antonyms

  • fat
  • smart

Etymology

  • vague (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • vagus (Latin)

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How do you pronounce vague?

Pronounce vague as veɪg.

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How to spell vague? Is it vago? Or vage? Common misspellings are:

  • vago
  • vage

Example sentences of the word vague


1. Adjective
Goals without definitive strategies are just vague statements of intention that will only be reached by chance.

2. Noun, singular or mass
A hold harmless clause can be declared invalid if it’s vague or inaccurate in any way.

Quotes containing the word vague


1. The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
- Edgar Allan Poe

2. LAW 4 Always Say Less Than Necessary When you are trying to impress people with words, the more you say, the more common you appear, and the less in control. Even if you are saying something banal, it will seem original if you make it vague, open-ended, and sphinxlike. Powerful people impress and intimidate by saying less. The more you say, the more likely you are to say something foolish.
- Robert Greene, The 48 Laws of Power

3. The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
- Edgar Allan Poe, The Premature Burial

2. vague

adjective. ['ˈveɪg'] not precisely limited, determined, or distinguished.

Synonyms

  • undefinable
  • indefinable
  • indefinite

Antonyms

  • definite
  • strengthen
  • focus
  • hopeful

Etymology

  • vague (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • vagus (Latin)

3. vague

adjective. ['ˈveɪg'] lacking clarity or distinctness.

Synonyms

  • indistinct
  • dim
  • shadowy
  • faint

Antonyms

  • light
  • undimmed
  • brighten
  • stay

Etymology

  • vague (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • vagus (Latin)
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