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Englisch - Türkisch
{s} belirsiz

O, belirsiz bir yanıt verdi. - He gave a vague answer.

Belli belirsiz tanıdık geliyor. - Sounds vaguely familiar.

{s} anlaşılmaz

Tom gerçekten anlaşılmaz davranıyor, değil mi? - Tom is being really vague, isn't he?

Tom oldukça anlaşılmaz davranıyor, değil mi? - Tom is being quite vague, isn't he?

{s} hayal meyal

Tom Mary ile tanıştığını hayal meyal hatırlıyor. - Tom vaguely remembers meeting Mary.

Onunla karşılaştığımı hayal meyal hatırlıyorum. - I vaguely remember meeting him.

{s} müphem
üstü kapalı
{s} dalgın
{s} belirsiz, müphem, muğlak; bulanık
{s} kararsız

O, yapmak istediği şey hakkında kararsız görünüyordu. - He seemed vague about what he wanted to do.

vague or imprecise
belirsiz ya da kesin olmayan
vague rationale
belirsizlik gerekçesi
vague reply
muğlak cevap
belli belirsiz

Belli belirsiz tanıdık geliyor. - Sounds vaguely familiar.

Tom belli belirsiz mahcup görünüyordu. - Tom looked vaguely embarrassed.

belirsiz bir şekilde
z. belirsiz bir şekilde; belli belirsiz; hayal meyal: I vaguely remember him. Onu hayal meyal hatırlıyorum
become vague
make vague
blurred, foggy, vague
Belirsiz sisli bulanık
to be left vague
Belirsiz kalmak
be vague about smth
kararsız olmak
be vague about smth
tereddüd etmek
{i} belirsizlik, müphemlik, müphemiyet
(isim) belirsizlik
{i} belirsizlik
Englisch - Englisch
not clearly defined, grasped, or understood; indistinct; slight

I haven’t the vaguest idea.

not having a precise meaning

a vague term of abuse.

not clearly expressed; stated in indefinite terms

Throughout the first week of his presidency, Dulles and Bissell continued to brief Kennedy on their strategy for Cuba, but the men were vague and their meetings offered little in the way of hard facts.

not sharply outlined; hazy
lacking expression; vacant
not clearly felt or sensed; somewhat subconscious

a vague longing.

not thinking or expressing one’s thoughts clearly or precisely
{a} wandering, unsettled, indefinit
Of a term which has borderline cases to which it is unclear whether it applies
not thinking or expressing one's thoughts clearly or precisely
(vague) Pronunciation: 'vAg Function: adjective Inflected Form(s): vagu·er; vagu·est : not clearly expressed <a vague answer>
Wandering; vagrant; vagabond
A wandering; a vagary
not clearly understood or expressed; "an obscure 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; "vague forms of speech have so long passed for mysteries of science"- John Locke
lacking clarity or distinctness; "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"
If you are vague about something, you deliberately do not tell people much about it. He was vague, however, about just what U.S. forces might actually do Democratic leaders under election pressure tend to respond with vague promises of action
{s} hazy, faint, indistinct; ambiguous; uncertain
(adjective) not clear; hazy
Not clearly, precisely, or definitely expressed or stated; not sharp, certain, or precise in thought, feeling, or expression Vagueness of thought and expression is a major obstacle to the development of critical thinking We cannot begin to test our beliefs until we recognize clearly what they are We cannot disagree with what someone says until we are clear about what they mean Students need much practice in transforming vague thoughts into clear ones
If something such as a feeling is vague, you experience it only slightly. He was conscious of that vague feeling of irritation again
Proceeding from no known authority; unauthenticated; uncertain; flying; as, a vague report
If you have a vague memory or idea of something, the memory or idea is not clear. They have only a vague idea of the amount of water available Waite's memory of that first meeting was vague. = faint + vaguely vague·ly Judith could vaguely remember her mother lying on the sofa
If something written or spoken is vague, it does not explain or express things clearly. The description was pretty vague. vague information. precise + vaguely vague·ly `I'm not sure,' Liz said vaguely They issued a vaguely worded statement. + vagueness vague·ness the vagueness of the language in the text
An indefinite expanse
If you describe someone as vague, you mean that they do not seem to be thinking clearly. She had married a charming but rather vague Englishman His eyes were always so vague when he looked at her
To wander; to roam; to stray
A vague shape or outline is not clear and is therefore not easy to see. The bus was a vague shape in the distance
Unsettled; unfixed; undetermined; indefinite; ambiguous; as, a vague idea; a vague proposition
not precisely limited, determined, or distinguished; "an undefined term"; "undefined authority"; "some undefined sense of excitement"; "vague feelings of sadness"; "a vague uneasiness"
vague chance
unlikely to occur, small chance
vague message
unclear broadcast, ambiguous announcement
The condition of being unclear; vague
Something which is vague, or an instance or example of vagueness

If a man's deep and conscientious regard for the truth be such that he cannot, consistently with the requisitions of his moral nature, repeat to others mere vaguenesses and uncertainties, he will naturally give such strict and serious attention to the present objects of inquiry and knowledge, that they will remain in his memory afterward with remarkable distinctness and permanency.

in a vague way; "he looked vaguely familiar"; "he explained it somewhat mistily
in a vague way; "he looked vaguely familiar"; "he explained it somewhat mistily"
faintly, indistinctly, obscurely; ambiguously; indefinitely
1. Vaguely means to some degree but not to a very large degree. The voice on the line was vaguely familiar, but Crook couldn't place it at first see also vague
In a vague manner
Ambiguity Clichés
An undesired feature of explanations
- An expression in a given context is vague (or is used vaguely) if it leaves open too wide a range of borderline cases for the successful and legitimate use of that expression in the context
The quality or state of being vague
unclearness by virtue of being vague
The characteristic of words or phrases whose meaning is not determined with precision Use of one or more vague terms typically renders it impossible to establish the truth or falsity of the sentences in which they appear Example: "The temperature is warm today " is difficult to evaluate because there is no clear borderline between "warm" and "not warm" Note the difference between vagueness and ambiguity Recommended Reading: Timothy Williamson, Vagueness (Routledge, 1996) {at Amazon com}; Vagueness: A Reader, ed by Rosanna Keefe and Peter Smith (MIT, 1999) {at Amazon com}; Roy Sorensen, Vagueness and Contradiction (Oxford, 2001) {at Amazon com}; Linda Claire Burns, Vagueness: An Investigation into Natural Languages and the Sorites Paradox (Kluwer, 1991) {at Amazon com}; and Rosanna Keefe, Theories of Vagueness (Cambridge, 2001) {at Amazon com} Also see OCP, SEP, noesis, FF, Adam Morton, and Loretta Torrago
{i} unclarity; ambiguity
The quality of being vague See the fallacy of Vagueness
Condition of being unclear; vague
superlative of vague