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Definition of vague adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (vaguer, vaguest)
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  1. 1not clear in a person's mind to have a vague impression/memory/recollection of something They had only a vague idea where the place was.
  2. 2vague (about something) not having or giving enough information or details about something She's a little vague about her plans for next year. The politicians made vague promises about tax cuts. He was accused of being deliberately vague. We had only a vague description of the attacker. He outlined the policy in vague terms.
  3. 3(of a person's behavior) suggesting a lack of clear thought or attention synonym absentminded His vague manner concealed a brilliant mind.
  4. 4not having a clear shape synonym indistinct In the darkness they could see the vague outline of a church.
noun [uncountable]
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