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un·clear

 (ŭn-klîr′)
adj. un·clear·er, un·clear·est
1. Not expressed clearly: The host's directions to the beach house were unclear, so many guests got lost on the way.
2. Confused or doubtful; not certain: Our discussion left me unclear as to what you wanted me to do.

unclear

(ʌnˈklɪə)
adj
not clear or definite; ambiguous
unˈclearly adv
unˈclearness n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unclear - poorly stated or describedunclear - poorly stated or described; "he confuses the reader with ill-defined terms and concepts"
2.unclear - not clear to the mindunclear - not clear to the mind; "the law itself was unclear on that point"; "the reason for their actions is unclear to this day"
ambiguous - having more than one possible meaning; "ambiguous words"; "frustrated by ambiguous instructions, the parents were unable to assemble the toy"
opaque - not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy; impenetrable to sight; "opaque windows of the jail"; "opaque to X-rays"
uncomprehensible, incomprehensible - difficult to understand; "the most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible"- A. Einstein
indefinite - vague or not clearly defined or stated; "must you be so indefinite?"; "amorphous blots of color having vague and indefinite edges"; "he would not answer so indefinite a proposal"
indistinct - not clearly defined or easy to perceive or understand; "indistinct shapes in the gloom"; "an indistinct memory"; "only indistinct notions of what to do"
clear - readily apparent to the mind; "a clear and present danger"; "a clear explanation"; "a clear case of murder"; "a clear indication that she was angry"; "gave us a clear idea of human nature"
3.unclear - not easily decipheredunclear - not easily deciphered; "indecipherable handwriting"
illegible - (of handwriting, print, etc.) not legible; "illegible handwriting"

unclear

unclear

adjective
Translations
nejasný
uklar
epäselvä
nejasan
不明瞭な
명확하지 않은
oklar
ซึ่งไม่ชัดเจน
không rõ ràng

unclear

[ˌʌnˈklɪəʳ] ADJ
1. (= not obvious) the reasons for this behaviour are unclearlas razones de este comportamiento no están claras
it is unclear what effect this will haveno se sabe muy bien qué efectos tendrá esto
the impact of these changes remains unclearel impacto de estos cambios sigue sin conocerse con seguridad
2. (= not specific) he was unclear about the details of what had happenedno fue muy claro respecto a los detalles de lo que había sucedido
3. (= confusing) → poco claro
the wording of the contract is unclearlos términos del contrato son poco claros
4. (= unsure) to be unclear about sthno tener algo muy claro
I'm still unclear about ittodavía no lo tengo muy claro

unclear

[ʌnˈklɪər] adj
(= not obvious) [reasons, motive, plans] → obscur(e)
The reasons for this remained unclear → Les raisons à cela restaient obscures.
it is unclear whether ... → on ne sait si ...
It is unclear how much support they have → On ne sait pas grand chose du soutien dont ils disposent.
it remains unclear whether ... → on ne sait toujours pas si ...
It remains unclear whether his death was murder or suicide
to be unclear about sth (= not know) → ne pas être sûr de savoir qch
I'm still unclear about what I'm supposed to do → Je ne suis toujours pas sûr de savoir ce que je suis censé faire.
(= difficult to understand) [instructions, diagram, handwriting] → qui n'est pas clair(e)
His instructions were unclear → Ses instructions n'étaient pas claires.Uncle Sam [ˌʌŋkəlˈsæm] nl'Oncle Sam m

unclear

adjunklar; essay etcundurchsichtig; to be unclear about somethingsich (dat)über etw (acc)im Unklaren or nicht im Klaren sein; his motives are unclear to memir sind seine Motive nicht klar; it is unclear to me why …es ist mir unklar or nicht klar, warum …

unclear

[ʌnˈklɪəʳ] adjnon chiaro/a
I'm still unclear about what I'm supposed to do → non ho ancora ben capito cosa dovrei fare

unclear

غَيْرُ وَاضِح nejasný uklar unklar ασαφής poco claro epäselvä flou nejasan oscuro 不明瞭な 명확하지 않은 onduidelijk uklar niejasny obscuro неясный oklar ซึ่งไม่ชัดเจน net değil không rõ ràng 不清楚的
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