ill-defined


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ill-de·fined

(ĭl′dĭ-fīnd′)
adj.
Not defined clearly or distinctly: an ill-defined concept; an ill-defined view across the foggy moor.

ill-defined

adj
imperfectly defined; having no clear outline
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ill-defined - poorly stated or describedill-defined - poorly stated or described; "he confuses the reader with ill-defined terms and concepts"
well-defined, clear - accurately stated or described; "a set of well-defined values"

ill-defined

Translations

ill-defined

[ˌɪldɪˈfaɪnd] ADJmal definido
References in classic literature ?
He pretended rather absurdly to be a seaman himself and was already credited with an ill-defined and vaguely illegal enterprise in the Gulf of Mexico.
He made a salutation, or, to speak nearer the truth, an ill-defined, abortive attempt at curtsy.
The rights of passengers generally to choose their seats are too ill-defined," said Alexey Alexandrovitch, rubbing the tips of his fingers on his handkerchief.
There was a sense within her -- too ill-defined to be made a thought, but weighing heavily on her mind -- that her whole orb of life, both before and after, was connected with this spot, as with the one point that gave it unity.
The hills were now but a dim, ill-defined blur ahead.
Therefore, gentlemen, the word ELECTION, to my thinking, is in a fair way to cause as much mischief as the words CONSCIENCE and LIBERTY, which ill-defined and ill-understood, were flung broadcast among the people, to serve as watchwords of revolt and incitements to destruction.
Yet in passing over these scenes, without one bright object near, an ill-defined but strong sense of pleasure is vividly excited.
Yes," said the procureur, "and I think the will promises to be yet more extraordinary, for I cannot see how it is to be drawn up without the intervention of Valentine, and she may, perhaps, be considered as too much interested in its contents to allow of her being a suitable interpreter of the obscure and ill-defined wishes of her grandfather.
He had, moreover, the feeling for romance which is so ill-defined in other poets of his country, though strongly evident in Chinese legend and story.
They are but dim ill-defined pictures that her narrow bit of an imagination can make of the future; but of every picture she is the central figure in fine clothes; Captain Donnithorne is very close to her, putting his arm round her, perhaps kissing her, and everybody else is admiring and envying her--especially Mary Burge, whose new print dress looks very contemptible by the side of Hetty's resplendent toilette.
The speaker turned to one of the group who certainly was not ill-defined as plain.
Only in an ill-defined, nebulous way did he feel that it was the girl who had come into his life that caused him for the first time to feel shame for his past deeds.