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vague

adjective     /veɪɡ/
NOT CLEAR not clear or certain: I have a vague idea of where the hotel is. He was a bit vague about directions.UncertaintyHesitatingAchievableIndistinct and invisible
NOT THINKING showing that someone is not thinking clearly or does not understand: a vague expressionDifficult to understandComplicated and difficult to doPuzzle and confuse
vaguely adverb I vaguely remember (= slightly remember) meeting her. vagueness noun [U]
(Definition of vague adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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