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Từ điển Oxford Advanced Learner 8th
vague



vague [vague vaguer vaguest] BrE [veɪɡ] NAmE [veɪɡ] adjective (vaguer, vaguest)
1. not clear in a person's mind
to have a vague impression/memory/recollection of sth
They had only a vague idea where the place was.
2. ~ (about sth) not having or giving enough information or details about sth
She's a little vague about her plans for next year.
The politicians made vague promises about tax cuts.
He was accused of being deliberately vague.
We had only a vague description of the attacker.
He outlined the policy in vague terms.
3. (of a person's behaviour)suggesting a lack of clear thought or attention
Syn: absent-minded
His vague manner concealed a brilliant mind.
4. not having a clear shape
Syn: indistinct
In the darkness they could see the vague outline of a church.
Derived Word:vagueness

Word Origin:
mid 16th cent.: from French, or from Latin vagus ‘wandering, uncertain’.

Example Bank:
Her directions were hopelessly vague.
I am vague about what happened during the rest of the night.
I was suitably vague as to exactly how I had acquired the money.
It was a vague enough concept for the liberals to unite around.
It was a vague enough suggestion for everyone to be happy with it.
She seems to be getting rather vague as she grows older.
Since the officers knew little themselves their reassurances were necessarily vague.
The identity of the city in the novel is deliberately left vague.
The law is notoriously vague on this point.
The statement was vague in its wording.
You're being deliberately vague.
an inherently vague and subjective concept
I have a vague recollection of meeting him when I was a child.
She's a little vague about her plans for next year.

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