(noun, adjective, verb)


1. not clearly expressed or understood

- their descriptions of human behavior become vague, dull, and unclear

- vague...forms of speech...have so long passed for mysteries of science

Similar word(s): unclear, obscure

2. not precisely limited, determined, or distinguished

- vague feelings of sadness

- a vague uneasiness

Similar word(s): indefinable, undefinable, indefinite, undefined

3. lacking clarity or distinctness

- saw a vague outline of a building through the fog

Similar word(s): indistinct, dim, faint, shadowy, wispy

Sentences with vague as an adjective:

- a vague term of abuse

- only a vague notion of what’s needed;  a vague hint of a thickening waistline;  I

- a vague longing


1. (obsolete) A wandering; a vagary.

2. An indefinite expanse.


1. To wander; to roam; to stray.