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Definition of vaguely adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1in a way that is not detailed or exact a vaguely worded statement I can vaguely remember my first day at school.
  2. 2slightly There was something vaguely familiar about her face. He was vaguely aware of footsteps behind him. The story is only vaguely amusing.
  3. 3in a way that shows that you are not paying attention or thinking clearly He smiled vaguely, ignoring her questions. “I'll be in touch,” she said vaguely.
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