/ veIg; ve^/ adj (-r, -st)
not clearly expressed or perceived (表达或感知)含糊的, 不明确的, 不清楚的: a vague answer, demand, rumour 含糊其辞的回答﹑ 要求﹑ 传闻 * vague memories, hopes, fears 模糊的记忆﹑ 渺茫的希望﹑ 莫名的恐惧 * I haven't the vaguest (ie slightest) idea/notion what you mean. 我一点都不明白你的意思.
not specific or exact; imprecise 不具体的; 不确切的; 不精确的: a vague estimate of the cost 对费用的大致估计 * The terms of the agreement were deliberately vague. 协议的条款故意含糊其词. * She can only give a vague description of her attacker. 她只能粗略地描述了一下那个袭击她的人.
(a) (of persons) undecided or uncertain (about needs, intentions, etc) (指人)(有关需要﹑ 意图等)未决定的, 犹豫不决的, 不确定的: be vague in/about one's plans 对计画举棋不定 * I'm still vague about what you want. 我还是不清楚你想要什麽. (b)(of a person's looks or behaviour) suggesting unclear thinking or absent-mindedness (指人的神情或行为)茫然的, 心不在焉的: a vague smile, gesture 用意不明的微笑﹑ 手势.
not clearly identified; indistinct 不清晰的; 模糊的: the vague outline of a ship in the fog 船在雾中的模糊的轮廓.
> vaguely adv
1 in a way one cannot specify 含糊地; 不明确地: Her face is vaguely familiar. 她有些面熟.
2roughly; approximately 大致上; 近似地: He pointed vaguelyin my direction. 他粗略地朝我的方向指了指. * Italy vaguely resembles a boot. 意大利国的形状像只靴子.
3 absent-mindedly 心不在焉地: smile, gesture vaguely 心不在焉地微笑﹑ 打个手势.
vagueness n [U].