1. [ adjective ] not clearly understood or expressed
Synonyms: obscure indeterminate

"an indeterminate turn of phrase" "an impulse to go off and fight certain obscure battles of his own spirit"-Anatole Broyard "their descriptions of human behavior become vague, dull, and unclear"- P.A.Sorokin

Related terms: unclear
2. [ adjective ] not precisely limited, determined, or distinguished
Synonyms: undefined

"an undefined term" "undefined authority" "some undefined sense of excitement" "vague feelings of sadness" "a vague uneasiness"

Related terms: defined indefinable indefinite
3. [ adjective ] lacking clarity or distinctness
Synonyms: faint dim wispy shadowy

"a dim figure in the distance" "only a faint recollection" "shadowy figures in the gloom" "saw a vague outline of a building through the fog" "a few wispy memories of childhood"

Related terms: indistinct
Similar spelling:   Vause