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vague

adjective uk   /veɪɡ/ us  
C1 not clearly expressed, known, described, or decided: I do have a vague memory of meeting her many years ago. The patient had complained of vague pains and backache.UncertaintyHesitatingAchievable C1 not clear in shape, or not clearly seen: Through the mist I could just make out a vague figure.Indistinct and invisible C2 describes someone who is not able to think clearly, or who gives an impression of not thinking clearly in order to hide their real thoughts: My aunt is incredibly vague - she can never remember where she's left things. Their report is studiously vague (= intentionally not exact) on future economic prospects.Difficult to understandComplicated and difficult to doPuzzle and confuse
vaguely
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
I vaguely remembered having met her before.UncertaintyHesitatingAchievable
vagueness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
UncertaintyHesitatingAchievable
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