vaguely


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vague

 (vāg)
adj. vagu·er, vagu·est
1. Not clear in meaning or expression; inexplicit. See Synonyms at ambiguous.
2. Not thinking or expressing oneself clearly: "Most of us are quite vague about the theoretical underpinnings of the medical theories that guide our doctors" (Kwame Anthony Appiah).
3. Lacking definite shape, form, or character; indistinct: saw a vague outline of a building through the fog.
4. Indistinctly felt, perceived, understood, or recalled; hazy: a vague uneasiness.

[French, from Old French, wandering, from Latin vagus.]

vague′ly adv.
vague′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.vaguely - in a vague way; "he looked vaguely familiar"; "he explained it somewhat mistily"

vaguely

adverb
1. slightly, rather, sort of (informal), kind of (informal), a little, a bit, somewhat, moderately, faintly, dimly, to some extent, kinda (informal) The voice was vaguely familiar.
2. absent-mindedly, evasively, abstractedly, obscurely, vacantly, inattentively `What did you talk about?' `Oh, this and that,' she replied vaguely.
3. roughly, loosely, indefinitely, carelessly, in a general way, imprecisely `She's back there,' he said, waving vaguely behind him.
Translations
بِغُموضقليلا
matnětrochu
vagt
lítillegaóskÿrt
nejasno

vaguely

[ˈveɪglɪ] ADV
1. (= imprecisely) [define, remember] → vagamente; [embarrassed, guilty] → ligeramente, levemente
a vaguely worded agreementun acuerdo expresado de forma imprecisa or en términos poco claros
he talks very vaguelyhabla en términos muy vagos
she was vaguely aware of someone else in the roomtenía la ligera or vaga impresión de que había alguien más en la habitación
he gestured vaguely towards the hillsseñaló con gesto impreciso hacia las colinas
his face looked vaguely familiarsu rostro me resultaba ligeramente familiar
her style is vaguely reminiscent of Jane Austensu estilo recuerda vagamente a or tiene un cierto parecido con Jane Austen
2. (= absent-mindedly) → distraídamente
she looked at me vaguelyme miró distraída
I thought vaguely of ringing him upse me pasó por la cabeza la idea de llamarle

vaguely

[ˈveɪgli] adv
(= unclearly) [say, describe, remember] → vaguement
a vaguely worded statement → une vague déclaration
(= slightly) [familiar] → vaguement
(= absently) [look] → vaguement

vaguely

advvage; remember alsodunkel; speak alsounbestimmt; understandungefähr, in etwa; (= uncertainly) lookflüchtig; nod, wavezögernd; (= slightly) interestedflüchtig; embarrassed, disappointed, surprisedleicht; to look vaguely at somebodyjdn verständnislos ansehen; to be vaguely aware of somethingein dunkles or vages Bewusstsein von etw haben; to be vaguely aware that …sich dunkel or vage bewusst sein, dass …; they’re vaguely similarsie haben eine entfernte Ähnlichkeit; it sounded vaguely familiares kam einem irgendwie bekannt vor; to be vaguely reminiscent of somethingvage an etw erinnern; it’s only vaguely like yourses ist nur ungefähr wie deines; it’s vaguely bluees ist bläulich; there’s something vaguely sinister about ites hat so etwas Düsteres an sich; a vaguely worded agreementeine vage formulierte Übereinkunft

vaguely

[ˈveɪglɪ] advvagamente

vague

(veig) adjective
1. not clear, distinct or definite. Through the fog we saw the vague outline of a ship; She has only a vague idea of how this machine works.
2. (of people) imprecise, or impractical and forgetful. He is always very vague when making arrangements.
ˈvagueness noun
ˈvaguely adverb
1. in a vague manner. I remember him very vaguely.
2. slightly. She felt vaguely irritated; I feel vaguely uneasy.
References in classic literature ?
A Polish count, aged eighteen, devoted himself to the ladies, who pronounced him, `a fascinating dear', and a German Serene Something, having come to supper alone, roamed vaguely about, seeking what he might devour.
And do not let him become smart and successful either," she added vaguely.
Edna vaguely wondered what she meant by "life's delirium.
The hand of the banker went vaguely to his chin, and from there fell to his pearl pin, which he hastily covered.
There were many rumors, some of which have vaguely drifted down to the present time, how that appearances indicated violence; that there were the marks of fingers on his throat, and the print of a bloody hand on his plaited ruff; and that his peaked beard was dishevelled, as if it had been fiercely clutched and pulled.
Hester could only account for the child's character -- and even then most vaguely and imperfectly -- by recalling what she herself had been during that momentous period while Pearl was imbibing her soul from the spiritual world, and her bodily frame from its material of earth.
This whale, among the English of old vaguely known as the Trumpa whale, and the Physeter whale, and the Anvil Headed whale, is the present Cachalot of the French, and the Pottsfich of the Germans, and the Macrocephalus of the Long Words.
Let not the modern paintings of this scene mislead us; for though the creature encountered by that valiant whaleman of old is vaguely represented of a griffin-like shape, and though the battle is depicted on land and the saint on horseback, yet considering the great ignorance of those times, when the true form of the whale was unknown to artists; and considering that as in Perseus' case, St.
Our friend realized vaguely that he was about to be tried.
I had been vaguely conscious, for a while, of a person who was walking in the street abreast of us; I had glanced furtively at him once or twice, and noticed that he was a fine, large, vigorous young fellow, with an open, independent countenance, faintly shaded with a pale and even almost imperceptible crop of early down, and that he was clothed from head to heel in cool and enviable snow-white linen.
Presently there came a quiver- ing glow that vaguely revealed the foliage for a moment and then vanished.
Rebecca looked about the room vaguely as she sat by the window.