Adjective "vaguely" definition and examples

(Vaguely may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈveɪɡli/

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Definitions and examples

adverb

In a way that is uncertain, indefinite or unclear; roughly.
  1. 'Not knowing how our relationship would be interpreted, we had vaguely discussed before leaving Tassie that we should just say we were close friends.'
  2. 'And as I headed down to the baggage claim, one initial impression of LA cemented itself in my mind: this city smells vaguely like onion dip.'
  3. 'I can vaguely remember the comatosing effect of the free Russian vodka.'
  4. 'For us young'uns Kate Bush is remembered, vaguely, as a kind of precursor to Tori Amos, a similarly cryptic and leftfield songstress.'
  5. 'Riley vaguely talked of studies to find waste to cut.'
  6. 'The trouble is most of these rules are vaguely worded.'
  7. 'The film also vaguely resembles some of Werner Herzog's "documentaries," in the way it blends dramatic fiction with actual truth.'
  8. 'I vaguely remember them moving me to another place and a new group of four to five people. "'
  9. 'Elizabeth vaguely recognized some of the faces from the funeral, but not all of them.'
  10. 'It allows the state attorney-general and local prosecutors wide powers to prosecute vaguely defined charges of fraud against those working to sign up voters.'
  11. 'A few grooves in a tree trunk, looking vaguely like a face, elevated into being the sacred image of our saviour.'
  12. 'She vaguely points downwards, as if alerting the darkening world to imminent nightfall.'
  13. '"They're better than ever today," he summed up vaguely, and presumably are better still now - whoever they are.'
  14. 'Rick methodically entered the data, prepared explanations, and vaguely looked at the virus pattern to see if he could see anything, which was never his specialty.'
  15. 'Darcy was still immobile, continuing to look around vaguely.'
Slightly.
  1. 'There's something vaguely smug about a filmmaker crafting a wholly unrealistic portrait of America and then criticizing us for being as violent as the people in his movie.'
  2. 'Angola, which is about twice the size of Texas, may be a nation with a vaguely familiar ring to many Americans.'
  3. 'I just wanted to watch something vaguely entertaining to prevent me from being bored.'
  4. 'There is something vaguely fascist in that utter blankness and justification by heroism.'
  5. 'At first the officers in charge of the troops garrisoned in the city were vaguely apprehensive of trouble in the ranks.'
  6. 'They both have a vaguely similar purplish look to their front pages.'
  7. 'And it all sounded vaguely true.'
  8. 'Each week teams would have to carry out vaguely ludicrous tasks under the tuition of Glenn Reynolds.'
  9. 'I'm lightheaded and feel vaguely nauseous.'
  10. 'Garbanzo beans, Marcona almonds and golden raisins, along with cumin in the sausage, turned the dish vaguely Moroccan.'

More definitions

1. not clearly or explicitly stated or expressed: vague promises.

2. indefinite or indistinct in nature or character, as ideas or feelings: a vague premonition of disaster.

3. 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.

4. not definitely established, determined, confirmed, or known; uncertain: a vague rumor; The date of his birth is vag

More examples(as adjective)

"stories can be vaguely."

"shapes can be vaguely."

"mothers can be vaguely."

"groups can be vaguely."

"forbiddings can be vaguely."

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Origin

(vague)