- 1in a way that is not detailed or exact a vaguely worded statement I can vaguely remember my first day at school.
- 2slightly There was something vaguely familiar about her face. He was vaguely aware of footsteps behind him. The story is only vaguely amusing.
- 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.