adjective, vaguer, vaguest.
not clearly or explicitly stated or expressed: vague promises.
indefinite or indistinct in nature or character, as ideas or feelings: a vague premonition of disaster.
not clear or distinct to the sight or any other sense; perceptible or recognizable only in an indefinite way: vague shapes in the dark; vague murmurs behind a door.
not definitely established, determined, confirmed, or known; uncertain: a vague rumor; The date of his birth is vague.
(of persons) not clear or definite in thought, understanding, or expression: vague about his motives; a vague person.
(of the eyes, expression, etc.) showing lack of clear perception or understanding: a vague stare.

1540–50; (< Middle French) < Latin vagus wandering

vaguely, adverb
vagueness, noun
unvague, adjective
unvaguely, adverb
unvagueness, noun

1. unspecific, imprecise. 3. obscure, hazy, shadowy. Unabridged
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vague (veɪɡ)
1.  (of statements, meaning, etc) not explicit; imprecise: vague promises
2.  not clearly perceptible or discernible; indistinct: a vague idea; a vague shape
3.  not clearly or definitely established or known: a vague rumour
4.  (of a person or his expression) demonstrating lack of precision or clear thinking; absent-minded
[C16: via French from Latin vagus wandering, of obscure origin]

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Word Origin & History

1540s, from M.Fr. vague, from L. vagus "wandering, rambling, vacillating, vague," of unknown origin.
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Example sentences
Political correctness means ditching a clear and precise word in favour of a
  vaguer term, to spare someone's feelings.
The engineering became more exacting as the songs became vaguer and the voices
  less sanguine.
At the same time, it is a much vaguer, less determinate concept.
Softer imaginations blame a vaguer villain: workshop process among tables of
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