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 ?
She had had the idea of giving it a certain daintiness, and she made much use of blue and red inks; she bound the copy in coarse paper, that looked vaguely like watered silk, in various pale colours; and she had acquired a reputation for neatness and accuracy.
said Katharine, very vaguely, standing up to receive the embrace.
I must work the garden--I must work the garden," I said to myself, five minutes later, as I waited, upstairs, in the long, dusky sala, where the bare scagliola floor gleamed vaguely in a chink of the closed shutters.
And yet, while it frightened her, she was vaguely stirred with pride in him.
By some naturalists who have vaguely heard rumors of the mysterious creature, here spoken of, it is included among the class of cuttle-fish, to which, indeed, in certain external respects it would seem to belong, but only as the Anak of the tribe.
Vaguely, too, I remember, my father carried me in his arms to the trees on the edge of the field, while all the world reeled and swung about me, and I was aware of deadly nausea mingled with an appalling conviction of sin.
He was vaguely aware that its defects, inconspicuous at first, would be glaring if he were to go on with it.
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.
And all the time I sat there the necessity of getting back to the ship bore heavily on my already half-congealed spirits - the shivering in glazed tramcars, the stumbling over the snow- sprinkled waste ground, the vision of ships frozen in a row, appearing vaguely like corpses of black vessels in a white world, so silent, so lifeless, so soulless they seemed to be.
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.
Opposite them, at the extremity of the long hail, they could see a vaguely white point standing out against the sombre background.
She felt vaguely the pity of that child deprived of the only love in the world that is quite unselfish.