Synonym of vague

Alternative for vague

vaguer, vaguest

Synonym: dim, faint, hazy, indefinite, indistinct, misty, obscure, shadowy, unclear,

Antonym: clear, distinct,

Adjective

Visually indistinct or unclear
indistinct unclear blurred dim faint hazy obscure shadowy misty nebulous blurry amorphous bleary cloudy foggy indefinite indistinguishable murky formless fuzzy indiscernible gauzy indeterminate blear nebulose opaque shapeless undetermined unformed dark distant dreamlike elusive enigmatic impalpable indefinable pale tenebrous undefined unexplicit ill-defined out of focus lacking definition imprecise ambiguous uncertain woolly unfocused wooly confused inexact muzzy clouded smoky inexplicit doubtful obfuscated distorted unsettled equivocal unspecific unknown bleared general unfixed barely perceptible dubious hard to make out muddled undecided inconspicuous unspecified loose faded hard to see unsure muddy intangible unrecognizable unrecognisable fogged filmy unshaped unstructured debatable tenuous veiled rough structureless sketchy approximate obscured inchoate imperceptible open to question overcast unformulated mysterious dull cryptic unconfirmed crepuscular open-ended unresolved unstipulated arcane unstated unestablished abstruse unascertained low resolution enigmatical up in the air yet to be decided ambivalent nonspecific slight remote inaccurate some kind of unexplained non-specific unsubstantial shady unobtrusive muffled incoherent imperfect illusory bleached light disorganised disorganized Cimmerian visionary dreamy undistinct mushy enveloped vaporous dewy shrouded feeble ill-organized unintelligible dusky obfuscous inscrutable soft arguable questionable out-of-focus incomprehensible inaudible perplexing hardly noticeable hardly detectable mystic deep elliptical grainy hidden open to debate Delphic elliptic poor quality low quality inconclusive undisclosed fuliginous vacillating open to argument unlimited evasive speculative concealed occult uncounted unpredictable hard to understand oracular double-edged apocryphal innumerable inexhaustible wide noncommittal broad indeterminable undependable in doubt unshapen nondescript characterless irregular unclassified borderless uncategorized indeterminant unidentified fluid baggy blobby undesignated unmentioned unquantified mystery arbitrary one given this some nth certain any not specified such-and-such a …

Adjective

Having a meaning that is open to several interpretations
imprecise loose generalised generalized hazy rough uncertain equivocal incomplete indefinite inexact unclear approximate confused dubious indeterminate sketchy superficial wooly woolly ambiguous ambivalent cursory doubtful fuzzy imperfect inexplicit unknown iffy inadequate obfuscatory perfunctory muddy muzzy unspecified amphibological bewildering puzzling questionable unintelligible ill-defined non-specific obscure indistinct enigmatic nebulous cryptic mysterious general occult confusing arcane perplexing enigmatical opaque blurred abstruse inscrutable mystic Delphic broad incomprehensible unfocused ballpark deep muddled oblique recondite unfathomable tenebrous oracular esoteric elliptical double-edged mystifying inexplicable approximative foggy murky secret impenetrable inconclusive clear as dishwater misleading debatable dark elliptic fuliginous baffling estimated sweeping incoherent evasive clear as mud clouded hidden inaccurate unspecific paradoxical squishy roundabout abstract jumbled undetailed blurry open to debate open to argument indiscriminate mystical veiled coded indirect equivocating gnomic covert circumlocutory circuitous shadowy as clear as mud riddling elusive open concealed unexplained periphrastic unexplicit coarse-grained clandestine gray grey hermetic hermetical disorganized open to question strange secretive arguable cloudy implied impressionistic disorganised hard to understand flexible crude prevaricating borderline slight illogical shallow overall unrigorous unmeticulous difficult basic generic deceptive obfuscated liberal noncommittal complex shifty unprecise hard involved rambling subtle mumbled complicated indecisive elusory intricate shrouded cloaked garbled devious tricky disjointed profound mixed sibylline deceitful inarticulate non-committal indecipherable stonewalling uncanny Greek to me insoluble illegible little known apocryphal Delphian inaudible cabalistic neither one thing nor the other unknowable neither fish nor fowl woolly-minded woolly-headed unsound polysemous polysemic polysemantic hinky multivocal addled comprehensive widespread universal global bleary proximate remote dim weak near close unsettled confounding peculiar odd muddle-headed dense amorphous dubitable in question chancy problematic in doubt at issue unsure free cryptical ulterior blanket muddleheaded random changeable nonspecific common unexplainable surmised unscientific guessed subliminal non-restrictive nubilous purblind imperceptive fluid unaccountable backhanded slippery convoluted uninterpretable problematical black almost exact almost accurate beyond comprehension sphinxlike undefined cagey lenient non-literal inconceivable technical incredible secreted teasing stumping stickling cabbalistic implicit far-out cunning shuffling faint all-round all-around meaningless not easily understood dissembling broad-spectrum bird's-eye broad-based careless sloppy sophistical open-ended intangible casuistic false casuistical indiscernible casual disguised not particular not partial not specific circumlocutionary ambagious not literal not strict not close slurred ungraspable blurred round the edges senseless scrambled masked circular collateral obliquitous incognizable Greek all Greek to me fathomless rarefied fraudulent illusory suppressed muffled fallacious suspicious muttered halting faltering hesitant contradictory duplicitous surreptitious unrevealed camouflaged involute involuted fugacious transient indescribable phantom shy fleeting greasy imponderable transitory insubstantial tenuous volatile evanescent hesitating stuttering stammering stumbling disreputable hinted at underlying recherché heavy speechless mute voiceless scrappy bitty skimpy tongue-tied two-edged unfinished outline unexposed unrecognizable invisible shielded unrecognisable hooded screened undercover covered patchy insufficient rudimentary limited fragmentary reticent unvocal mumbling maundering clumsy awkward poorly spoken over one's head above one's head scanty hurried meagre hasty provisional cobbled together introductory faulty defective depthless uncritical preliminary meager coarse on the back of an envelope

Adjective

Deficient in something needed or usual
absent abstracted distracted preoccupied absent-minded blank empty vacant absorbed daydreaming dreamy musing oblivious inattentive unconscious unaware unheeding bemused careless distrait dreaming negligent absentminded faraway heedless inadvertent neglectful thoughtless unthinking vacuous wool-gathering far away unmindful unobservant bare deficient devoid hollow minus omitted somewhere else lost in thought miles away in a brown study not with us in short supply woolgathering engrossed distant scatterbrained forgetful pensive ditzy scatty out to lunch lost thoughtful rapt moony insensible expressionless diverted withdrawn remote deadpan agitated inexpressive brooding removed impassive speculative distraught intangible unreal misty shadowy fantastic chimerical phantasmagoric phantasmagorical inscrutable wooden otherworldly excellent astral unsubstantial mythical introspective marvelous imaginary whimsical nightmarish immaterial introvertive emotionless idle stony inclined to forget out of this world stolid numb not there unexpressive catatonic lifeless mooning airheaded poker-faced uninterested apt to forget inane unfocused inanimate pipe dreaming marvellous detached intent immersed wrapped up gentle visionary fanciful lulling soothing utopian quixotic impractical calming relaxing idealistic frantic frenzied hysteric hysterical delirious immersed in thought deep in thought out in space beside oneself regardless inobservant unobserving unwatchful unperceiving undiscerning unnoticing apathetic bored listless dozy dull in a world of your own a million miles away lacking concentration not concentrating off-guard off in a world of one's own unresponsive fixed glazed stupid spacey surroundings inconscient meaningless stiff uncommunicative straight-faced masklike noncommittal immobile space cadet goofing off unaware of events confused head in the clouds puzzled bewildered perplexed flustered troubled disregardful slapdash slipshod lax disconcerted ruffled discomposed with a memory like a sieve with a mind like a sieve pestered worried mystified nonplussed harassed befuddled tormented meditative reflective ruminative out of it looking out window amnemonic having a memory like a sieve inattentive to slack remiss in asleep on the job wandering indifferent to negligent about nirvanic not on the job remiss about unwitting oblivious to like an absent-minded professor sloppy remiss lax about fazed confounded hassled sidetracked at sea dreamlike glassy beautiful superb illusory wistful incurious uncomprehending motionless indifferent not with it silly witless foolish in a reverie with your head in the clouds vapid in a flap driven to distraction

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Barely perceptible to the senses
subtle impalpable imperceptible indistinguishable slight minute undetectable small fine inappreciable indiscernible unnoticeable indistinct faint unapparent inconspicuous indefinite unperceivable imperceivable illusive tenuous elusive implied sheer undistinguishable attenuate ethereal inferred attenuated thin barely visible hard to make out infinitesimal tiny microscopic gradual insensible inaudible shadowy ephemeral insignificant trivial inconsiderable imponderable momentary evanescent intangible invisible unobservable inconsequential nanoscopic minuscule negligible minor unimportant trifling petty immaterial paltry barely perceptible exiguous piffling piddling not worth bothering about of no account not worth mentioning teeny-weeny unobtrusive obscure unclear teensy-weensy light impossible to detect hidden concealed camouflaged veiled disguised covered masked low-key low-profile screened untraceable gentle easy latent covert unobserved obscured unnoticed shrouded unseen undetected unrevealed imaginary out of sight not visible not in sight odorless covered up indetectable undiscernible larvate cryptic incognito cabalistic unfathomable unintelligible odourless incomprehensible modest retiring unemphatic having unconspicuous ordinary soft-pedalled unostentatious quiet muted dim plain unassuming secretive shy unremarkable not obvious lurking unperceived soft low inarticulate imagined impenetrable occult dark unsuspected curtained undiscovered moderate hard to understand not steep unseeable cloaked clouded surreptitious unexposed discreet undercover secret nonexistent eclipsed ghostly perdu unviewable gaseous undisclosed vaporous not in view in the dark under wraps out of view

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Very small in amount, level or degree
slight meagre scanty paltry scant small slim sparse negligible insubstantial meager little measly modest minimal tiny exiguous weak inconsiderable insignificant marginal inappreciable nominal faint feeble imperceptible infinitesimal minuscule minute subtle gentle remote unlikely distant slender improbable dubious doubtful poor outside far-fetched superficial half-hearted frail off fragile implausible token indifferent far outlying faraway scarce mild inadequate insufficient deficient skimpy spare limited short stingy light restricted skimp sparing trifling lean puny miserable thin hand-to-mouth piddling bare flimsy tenuous minimum scrimpy wanting mean miserly pitiful pathetic beggarly trivial inconsequential lacking barren fractional in short supply minor reduced unsatisfactory finite shabby unfinished diminutive unproductive mere unfruitful scrimp infertile diminished incomplete too little too late rare thin on the ground irrelevant unconvincing unsubstantial fragmentary narrow petty confined disappointing shallow few scattered sporadic lamentable infrequent absolute lowly low ordinary contemptible subnormal base scrubby thinly distributed dispersed occasional uncommon incommensurate few and far between measured circumscribed defined rudimentary sketchy patchy definite determinate basic drained bereft hard to come by at a premium shy needed isolated littlest least smallest slightest no more than faulty imperfect partial set ineffectual not making it too few not hacking it too small too little coming up short not enough nugatory lowest incidental tiniest fewest piffling merest basal minutest questionable only a just a no better than dicey iffy absurd inconceivable next to none least possible very little next to no smallest amount of derisory bitty stunted stinted

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Lacking clarity or conciseness
diffuse rambling verbose wordy long-winded prolix meandering circumlocutory discursive loose waffling windy circuitous digressive long-drawn-out maundering overlong pleonastic protracted wandering garrulous gassy logorrheic periphrastic roundabout ambagious circumlocutionary diffusive logorrhoeic copious drawn-out dull exuberant lavish lengthy long palaverous profuse random redundant turgid tedious tautological tortuous prolonged repetitious voluble loquacious bombastic talkative chatty gabby indirect interminable convoluted boring wearisome inflated tiresome talky excursive desultory digressionary digressional leaping flatulent rhetorical dragged out repetitive expansive oblique ponderous waffly extended pompous sesquipedalian flowery full of verbiage dragging unending roaming spun out circumlocutional circumlocuitous circumlocutious empty superfluous gossipy prosy iterative boastful very long laborious verbal endless king-size elongate oversized elongated king-sized lengthened episodic divergent anecdotal drifting padded longish king size anfractuous tangential orotund prattling blathering jabbering babbling prating gushing circular traveling travelling nomadic mouthy broad spreading deviating free musing erratic roving conversational informal yakking multiloquent big-mouthed gobby wittering multiloquous effusive magniloquent fustian grandiloquent tautologous yacking repeating involved pretentious marathon full of air having kissed the Blarney stone lasting far spun-out time-consuming great lingering long-lived dragged-out long-lasting long-term with the gift of the gab delayed slow overextended boundless tardy dilatory sustained late limitless seemingly endless forever and a day for ages without end communicative chattering forthcoming glib motormouthed blabby vocal loose-lipped gossiping chattery fluent expressive articulate open outgoing eloquent able to talk the hind legs off a donkey informative unreserved slick smooth gibbering full of hot air alliterative reiterating uninhibited having kissed the blarney stone conversable demonstrative gaseous loudmouthed silver-tongued rattling outspoken enduring devious motormouth having kissed the Blarney Stone intimate running oratorical over-talkative disquisitional errant frank noisy drivellous plainspoken communicable enlightening unrestrained uncalled-for reiterative inelegant unneeded unnecessary excessively communicative cooperative helpful obliging candid bigmouthed vociferous newsy tonguey loose-tongued blabbermouth yakkity wind-bag yakky free-spoken spontaneous personal multieloquent relaxed running on flap jaw rhapsodic lyrical familiar everyday ordinary spoken windbag running on at the mouth blessed with the gift of the gab perissological never-ending big mouthed all jaw drawn out stretched out remote stretching far-off stretched extensive towering tall deep stretch expanded lanky outstretched gangling enlarged strung out rangy distant lofty faraway stringy continued high far-reaching cogent complicated spread out coherent effortless persuasive illuminating vivid well-versed natural well-spoken facile smooth-spoken complex mellifluous cursive prompt confident mellifluent smooth-tongued quick disputatious self-assured declamatory assured ambiguous misleading unstraightforward confusing tricky deceptive mazy cunning byzantine involute perverse intricate difficult difficult to follow

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Not conclusive, not leading to a conclusion
inconclusive ambiguous indecisive unsettled indeterminate indefinite open uncertain undetermined debatable moot unconfirmed unconvincing undecided unproved unresolved deficient groundless inadequate incomplete lacking proving nothing questionable resolving nothing uneventful unfateful unfinished unfounded unsatisfactory unsatisfying unsound leaving matters open left hanging not yet established up in the air still open to doubt still open to question unclear in doubt unsure pending equivocal borderline iffy unknown dubious doubtful arguable open to question in limbo chancy dubitable disputable controversial unanswered ongoing unconcluded open to doubt to be decided in a state of uncertainty yet to be decided unsolved contentious in the balance clouded controvertible unestablished irresolute doubtable tentative problematic negotiable issuable dodgy disputed open to debate in dispute on ice on the back burner in a state of limbo betwixt and between in question dicey anxious worried apprehensive concerned disquieted troubled hairy outstanding unascertained vexed confused unfixed pendent waffling up for grabs open-ended not decided suspect unverified unreliable unprovable unproven apocryphal undefined marginal hanging spurious not definite occult under advisement flimsy cryptic enigmatic not obvious under examination open to discussion obscure hypothetical contingent problematical perplexing riddling subject to debate puzzling contestable mootable a moot point a controversial subject a live issue a matter of opinion bone of contention between rock and hard place touch and go the jury's out up for discussion between sixes and sevens

Adjective

Not having physical existence
insubstantial incorporeal imaginary immaterial unsubstantial fanciful intangible unreal illusory impalpable indefinable indescribable chimerical imagined indistinct obscure unbodied unclear untouchable airy delusive fancied figmental hallucinatory illusive non-existent phantom bodiless discarnate ethereal formless ghostlike nonmaterial nonphysical phantasmal spectral spiritual vaporous visionary ephemeral illusionary inexistent phantasmic aerial decrepit false fly-by-night idle imperceptible to the touch imponderable infirm metaphysical petty puny slender unsound too little too late shadowy dim elusive hazy dreamlike dreamy indefinite disembodied hypothetical ghostly mysterious tenuous misty unobservable unapparent faint nebulous oneiric dreamish undescribable delicate imprecise indiscernible fine thin unperceivable hard to define hard to describe nameless inexpressible invisible abstract unable to be touched surreal subtle unanalysable fugitive non-physical unembodied trancelike trance-like phantasmagorical transcendental wraithlike unearthly supernatural unanalyzable disincarnate evanescent nightmarish psychedelic Kafkaesque wanting absent lacking mythical fictional missing indeterminate uncertain insensible inappreciable abstruse eluding evading rare unsure imperceptible slight evasive unquantifiable otherworldly phantasmagoric weird bizarre hypnagogic fantastic extinguished lost gossamery vacant dead defunct flimsy perished baseless empty void gone null blank negative legendary extinct ungrounded departed groundless nonexistent passed on passed away without foundation few and far between null and void

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(of a mixture or effect) Delicately complex and understated
subtle muted faint understated delicate modest soft subdued gentle imperceptible inconspicuous indistinct minimalist pale slight tempered conservative indefinite moderated simple softened stifled unsubstantial discreet mellow muffled negligible unobtrusive enervated feeble indirect insinuated lowered neutral quiet repressed restrained suggestive unassuming low-key toned down toned-down washed out low-keyed delicately complex hardly detectable hardly noticeable unostentatious pastel dull faded light dim unpretentious unnoticeable flat plain sober low-profile unflashy unremarkable ordinary lacklustre lackluster sombre somber soft-hued downbeat light-coloured light-colored shaded hidden lustreless lusterless insignificant retiring concealed relaxed camouflaged unemphatic soft-pedalled tenuous secretive shy drab dark dreary dusty tasteful unlustrous invisible washy dulled washed-out light-toned played down easy having unconspicuous obscure reserved easy-going whitish laid-back bleached circumspect hushed bland unspectacular in the background fair blond blonde conventional dirty darkish greyish straight square demure casual informal moderate unshowy insouciant nonchalant equable grayish wishy-washy peaches-and-cream toned soft-pedaled weak out of sight together cool at ease unflappable unglamorous unfussy unimposing unexceptional undistinguished easygoing modulated characterless run-of-the-mill forgettable unmemorable inobtrusive light-hued pale-coloured pale-colored pastel-coloured unclouded pastel-colored clear clean free and easy downhome whispered loose unnoticed unseen not steep backstage gradual out of the limelight behind the scenes out of the spotlight out of the public eye soft-sell self-effacing played-down quietened murmured insipid dulcet inaudible mild not loud low soothing tame nondescript commonplace normal workaday average mediocre indifferent everyday prosaic uneventful common routine usual garden-variety typical meek humble diffident boring mundane timorous shrinking timid humdrum unassertive withdrawn reticent cut-and-dry standard cut-and-dried standard-issue bashful unconfident natural insecure stock quotidian uninspired mousy unnoteworthy nothing special common or garden par for the course bog standard silent down-to-earth unaffected lowly genuine unpretending artless unambitious prim ingenuous backward prevailing formulaic settled popular familiar habitual wonted traditional customary established garden accustomed frequent general public unimpressive pedestrian middle-of-the-road bog-standard acceptable adequate tolerable decent OK so-so fair-to-middling no great shakes anonymous second-rate unexciting middling nothing to write home about not much cop plodding introverted unaggressive introvert unpresuming unforthcoming amateur amateurish vanilla hackneyed keeping a low profile trite ornery jejune suburban nothing out of the ordinary generic inconsequential okay no big deal a dime a dozen plain vanilla

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Unconvincing from a logical perspective
weak implausible preposterous questionable tenuous unconvincing untenable dubious flawed improbable irrational unbelievable unpersuasive unreasonable absurd contradictory doubtful farfetched far-fetched faulty feeble flimsy illogical inadequate inconclusive incredible lame ludicrous nebulous nonsensical poor suspect unlikely unsatisfactory unsound unsubstantiated false fantastic fishy groundless hollow impossible inconceivable incongruous indefensible invalid irreconcilable obscure puzzling senseless shaky sketchy specious spurious unsupportable unsustainable airy fallacious fatuous illegitimate inconsequent inconsequential nonrational nutty pathetic problematic reachy slight thin unfounded unimpressive unreasoned unreasoning vain wacky full of holes off the wall self-contradictory won't hold water won't wash insubstantial fragile negligible insignificant hazy unspecific indeterminate indefinite incorrect wrong incoherent stupid foolish silly erroneous inconsistent unscientific unjustifiable capricious erratic reasonless sophistic mad perverse idiotic insane crazy ridiculous off beam way out without basis without foundation not making sense quirky vacant bad-tempered stroppy thoughtless loose arbitrary ill-tempered unwise unthinking injudicious mindless brainless all wet wild full of hot air laughable demented counterintuitive meaningless kooky loony ill-conceived off-the-wall ill-thought-out not well thought out unjustified sophistical casuistic imbecilic inane unproved irrelevant unconnected daft screwy unsubstantial barmy beyond belief cockeyed not following beyond the bounds of possibility inaccurate defective bad imprecise distorted imperfect impaired amiss debased sick inexact botched rank unretentive frail fallible malformed injured tainted blamable leaky deficient blemished unfit confused incomplete broken-down insufficient unreliable warped adulterated cracked awry lemon maimed marred below par

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Feeling mentally confused or dizzy
groggy confused dizzy faint reeling stunned dazed muzzy shaky unsteady weak wobbly befuddled stupefied stuporous woozy benumbed bewildered disorientated disoriented fuddled muddled numb dopey staggering bleary discombobulated hazy punchy slaphappy sleepy slow swaying tired whirling wooly woolly woolly-headed drunken not with it out of it punch-drunk in a stupor foggy fuzzy mixed up all at sea addled dumbfounded fazed numbed at sixes and sevens woolly-minded at a loss unfeeling insensible insensitive perplexed frozen unresponsive paralysed deadened paralyzed torpid asleep dead baffled puzzled upset disorganized immobilized anaesthetized bamboozled fogged flummoxed befogged stumped addlepated confounded addle bushed distracted bemused bedeviled dopy muddleheaded raddled nonplussed zonked silly immobilised anesthetized wooden disorganised spaced spacy spacey bedevilled at sea spaced-out shell-shocked zonked-out taken aback mixed-up thrown off balance not knowing if you are coming or going disconcerted thrown mystified floored troubled pixillated pixilated shaken flustered discomposed discomfited astounded astonished surprised wildered mazed rattled staggered clueless beaten clouded unnerved cloudy giddy blurry lightheaded shaken up stupid flabbergasted shocked light-headed discountenanced uncomprehending foxed lost disturbed startled speechless uncertain shook up hard-pressed dismayed dumbstruck perturbed worried vexed hard put ruffled distressed dazzled bowled over in a dither overwhelmed blown away blank slap-happy unglued overcome off-balance abashed gaga dumb in a tizzy off balance misty shadowy blurred embarrassed nonplused stuck frustrated bugged agog aghast awed agape unhinged deranged unbalanced demented foolish breathless intoxicated thunderstruck tranced dreamy doubtful awestruck wonderstruck put out of countenance shook gone addlebrained awe-struck vertiginous balled up fouled up swimming tottering amazed teetering weak-kneed blind tipsy blinded light had their heads messed with besotted unsettled out of control with rubbery legs weak in the knees with legs like jelly weak at the knees confusticated got caused to be at a stand gravelled beat graveled buffaloed thrown off annoyed flurried made to scratch their head unzipped in botheration psyched-out caught off balance out of countenance shook-up messed-up preoccupied engrossed absent-minded

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Of theoretical interest only
academic theoretical conjectural hypothetical abstract notional conceptual speculative suppositional conjectured theoretic impractical philosophical unpragmatic unrealistic general ideational indefinite irrelevant putative suppositious suppositive ideal useless ivory-tower ivory-towered ivory-towerish assumed imaginary presumed postulated contingent imagined academical unsubstantiated quixotic formularized codified pedantic transcendental formalistic analytical unproved instanced problematical idealized ideological intellectual tentative logical transcendent imaginative unearthly on paper in theory as a premise in the abstract idealised postulatory unproven untested nominal supposed unreal questionable conditional conjecturable debatable indeterminate refutable uncertain presumptive casual presupposed provisory contestable proposed guessed unconfirmed disputable pretending equivocal assumptive stochastic problematic doubtful suspect concocted made up hypothetic metaphysical pure apparent alleged purported supposititious likely asserted reputed inferential ostensible rumoured rumored seeming ostensive evident prima facie accepted believed claimed inferred reported held thought understood groundless unfounded professed surmised based on guesswork expected suspected declared said anticipated intelle fanciful fancied illusory paradigmatic visionary imagal recondite divinatory recognized acknowledged unpractical nonconcrete experimental hairy dangerous projected conceptive regarded considered intangible immaterial specious non-practical postulational guesstimated figured guessing unresolved surmising imputed reputative estimated deemed soi-disant non-technical blue-sky invented made-up fictional recognised commonly believed commonly regarded on a hunch accounted fundamental higher basic on a long shot so-called reckoned judged fabled suppository gossiped probable stated described plausible credible granted given hypothesized implicit connoted tacit designated suspicious affirmed believable hypothesised avowed dubious averred pretended predictable possible reasonable prospective odds-on creditable taken as known counted on taken for granted conceivable verisimilar foreseeable awaited circumstantial convincing presumptuous

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Lacking useful or interesting information

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Not sufficiently strict, severe, or careful
lax slack careless neglectful negligent remiss casual lenient slapdash slipshod soft easy-going overindulgent sloppy unmindful heedless inattentive offhand permissive broad complaisant derelict disregardful general inaccurate indefinite indulgent lazy liberal loose neglecting non-restrictive easy-peasy flabby flaccid imprecise inexact irresponsible nonspecific over-tolerant shapeless yielding accepting behindhand delinquent devil-may-care floppy forgetful indifferent laid-back limp nonjudgmental oblivious regardless tolerant any way asleep on job paying no mind lackadaisical thoughtless apathetic unconcerned slap-happy nonchalant perfunctory disorganized indolent relaxed disinterested unheeding slothful disorganised uncaring tardy insouciant cursory lethargic reckless haphazard unsystematic listless uninterested improvident slovenly sluggish idle inert inactive carefree torpid incautious blithe sagging fainéant slow hit-or-miss enervated languid passive messy drooping pococurante droopy shoddy dull cool unthinking hasty oscitant hurried hanging good-for-nothing disorderly unorganized unmethodical free and easy all over the place shambolic untidy all over the shop leisurely undependable untrustworthy unreliable incurious otiose faineant unobservant unorganised inconsiderate unthorough thrown together insensible unfirm saggy pendulous dilatory languorous do-nothing shiftless lifeless weak inadvertent feckless workshy quiescent sleepy flimsy pliant shabby dormant detached impassive quiet easygoing easy uncircumspect unaccountable blasé disregarding unmeticulous complacent loosened slackened blithely unconcerned without care baggy toneless last-minute insecure lank laggard erratic random inefficient irresilient unenergetic spiritless chaotic clumsy daydreaming loafing muddled stagnant undisciplined lukewarm woolgathering insensitive wilting unsecured somnolent dreamy flexuous aimless tired quaggy unthoughtful jumbled out of tone slow-moving flexible unprofessional rash imperfect faulty botched threadbare junky languishing sedentary dozy cavalier moony breezy uncurious asleep at switch flippant work-shy unresponsive lymphatic informal not taut laid back bone idle inattentive to oblivious to not tight asleep on the job overfamiliar nonsecured irregular barratrous confused disordered failing blameworthy culpable defaultant inconsistent reprehensible unfastidious lumpish plodding flapping ignoring free-and-easy slighting overlooking omitting procrastinating poor slow-going drony resting spineless in disarray couldn't-care-less airy vegetating careless of one's duty abstracted half-hearted dispassionate unfeeling nonobservant unstudied artless pell-mell acquiescent submissive servile effete docile at fault effortless superficial light disimpassioned unheedful draggy down blah simple failing to show proper care and attention passionless bloodless nerveless happy-go-lucky pliable all over the lot all over the map any which way any old way unenthusiastic feeble failing to take proper care deaf mindless blind coarse supine peaceful unoccupied motionless sapped emasculated inelastic enfeebled weakened debilitated sentimental romantic Laodicean laissez-faire halfhearted energyless unconsidered scrappy lousy improficient flat easy going amateurish wild thrown-together crude rude fly-by-night static plastic ductile wilted limber supple bending bendy incorrect sketchy wrong erroneous cowboy unprepared desultory stray scattered catch-as-catch-can helter-skelter arbitrary spring fever scatterbrained fatigued depressed weary lacking firmness dead heavy yawny drowsy badly organized logy absent-minded oversized error-ridden unwary couldn't care less incompetent procrastinative imprudent precipitate foolhardy neurasthenic asthenic slouchy unwatchful absent mooning preoccupied wandering scatty negligent about nirvanic bemused unfocused amnemonic airheaded unwitting distracted roomy bagging voluminous heedless of indifferent to remiss about remiss in lax about asleep at the wheel formless unrestricting ample paying no heed to neglectful of blind to unheeding of regardless of taking no notice of disregardful of unconscious of careless of deaf to not paying attention out of it pipe dreaming looking out window inclined to forget apt to forget having a memory like a sieve out to lunch not on the job like an absent-minded professor loose-fitting not fitting boyfriend generously cut easy-fitting

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Cautious and having possible reservations
guarded careful cautious wary circumspect chary reserved restrained reticent discreet prudent cagey leery non-committal reluctant alert conservative considerate controlled diplomatic gingerly heedful moderate politic safe suspicious tactful unrevealing noncommittal attentive calculating canny hesitant overcareful overcautious vigilant watchful with reservations on the lookout with eyes peeled mindful judicious apprehensive observant deliberate sceptical distrustful mistrustful dubious doubtful tentative scrupulous on guard thoughtful measured skeptical discriminating softly-softly constrained calm inhibited shy temperate delicate shrewd fastidious unhurried sagacious sly intelligent frugal awake aware thrifty suspecting precautious doubting sparing belt-and-braces provident playing safe on your guard on the watch on the qui vive watching one's step on your toes walking on eggs watching out thinking twice keeping on one's toes handling with kid gloves secretive gentle gradual tight-lipped evasive elusive timid sage patient protective perceptive punctilious squeamish dainty equivocal mistrusting playing one's cards close to one's chest wide-awake uncertain anxious questioning worried untrusting skittish unsure unwasteful saving on the alert wide awake sensible uneasy strategic close-lipped wise judgmatic discerning close-mouthed judgmatical loath disciplined self-possessed composed tamed in check limited contained restricted unemotional kid-glove cunning devious crafty scheming designing Machiavellian manipulative averse afraid disinclined mean nervous forethoughtful civil worldly-wise reasonable parsimonious stingy iffy cool miserly economical particular having foresight on lookout not rash keeping a weather eye on all ears walking on egg shells hedging one's bets with one's eyes peeled taking it slow slick guileful disingenuous artful conniving sharp unscrupulous foxy contriving wily slippery like a clam self-restrained under control unflappable self-controlled slim subtle premeditating astute rational sound practical savvy sensitive sober far-sighted commonsensical clever expedient polite sane tactical insightful skilful perspicacious level-headed skillful understanding realistic logical pragmatic smart acute balanced courteous respectful forehanded sapient dexterous dextrous well-advised well judged levelheaded knowing quick-witted down-to-earth considered matter-of-fact forearmed advisable informed well-thought-out well-reasoned adept sympathetic dispassionate seemly percipient gracious foresighted deft suave mature together no-nonsense keen stable even-tempered common-sense penetrating just pawky sharp-witted penny-pinching well advised collected adroit argute tight quick profound well thought out grounded clear-sighted treating with kid gloves brainy smooth steady full of common sense heads-up long-headed all there joined-up healthy precautionary deceitful duplicitous cordial decorous polished urbane poised skilled mannerly kind complicitous craft in one's best interests solicitous obliging complicit unselfish responsive accommodating treating something with kid gloves hardheaded suss hard-boiled whip-smart clear-eyed sussed heady cooperative piercing intuitive penetrative on the ball street-smart as sharp as a tack able having fancy footwork with it street smart ingenious nimble-witted hep streetwise fine ready clear mild equipped deep forbearing complaisant well-prepared gnostic knows what's what conscious insighted knowledgeable tuned in ear to the ground incisive wise to sophic like a sport far-seeing dependable benign sober-minded sobersided businesslike prepared confident serene unworried relaxed equable unmoved imperturbable cool-headed unruffled reliable hard-headed abstemious regulated unexcessive medium even unimpassioned constant curbed warm modest comfortable muted checked unextreme responsible at ease unperturbed well balanced deliberative farsighted coolheaded conciliatory arch intriguing capable bland opportunistic scrimping good valid well-founded solid analytic analytical reasoned hard coherent firm consequent justified commonsense well-grounded serious-minded commonsensible spartan abstinent austere well-informed cool, calm and collected monastic monkish self-denying puritanical ascetic nunlike non-indulgent self-disciplined conversant mingy ungenerous cheap close-fisted cheese-paring economizing grasping tight-fisted au courant enlightened having all one's marbles in right mind steady-going meagre penny-wise cheeseparing preserving meticulous tightwad meager economising conserving desirable efficacious seasonable accurate sophisticated thorough judicial well-judged

Adjective

Having a pleasant or romantic atmosphere
dreamy romantic starry-eyed impractical quixotic visionary fanciful idealistic utopian airy-fairy daydreaming fantasising fantasizing head-in-the-clouds imaginary speculative unrealistic dreamlike far-sighted over-optimistic prophetic sentimental out of touch with reality idealist quixotical starry optimistic impracticable dreaming unworkable Utopian idealized chimerical idealised imaginative extravagant wild impossible perfectionist improbable unbusinesslike unworldly fairy-tale ivory-towered abstracted radical castle-building naive out there absurd hopeful exaggerated idyllic high-flown fantastic whimsical unlikely fabulous unpractical impulsive fantastical chivalrous non-viable inoperable fictitious legendary unserviceable foolish impetuous ineffectual useless inefficacious ineffective Micawberish Panglossian made-up silly nonrealistic happy hoping half-baked creative inventive ivory-tower inspired prescient not sensible insightful innovative perceptive discerning penetrating ingenious intuitive enterprising on cloud nine clever shrewd resourceful sharp gifted wise talented unfeasible theoretical hypothetical exalted otherworldly lofty astral introspective grandiose musing ambitious pretentious noble delusory illusory original in the clouds with your head in the clouds unreal illogical unusable unattainable abstract unreasonable inapplicable infeasible nonviable nonfunctional irrealizable unnegotiable no-go won't fly not a prayer out of the question irrational nonpractical unwise unviable unrealizable perfect ideal unachievable airy fantasy dream unpragmatic millenarian millenary revolutionary futuristic intangible gentle excellent phantasmagoric unsubstantial mythical marvelous woolgathering lulling soothing misty shadowy nightmarish preoccupied pensive immaterial introvertive calming phantasmagorical relaxing out of this world implausible preposterous senseless inconceivable far-fetched transcendental pie-in-the-sky ultimate arcadian model supreme best ideological crazy potty unthinkable unimaginable nonsensical gone reachy floating not applicable blue sky contrary to reason hardly possible millennial marvellous moony

Adjective

Lacking in enthusiasm
desultory cursory casual perfunctory superficial token lukewarm passing half-hearted hasty hurried summary quick rapid brief slapdash fleeting sketchy careless offhand shallow incidental slight inattentive short rushed depthless surface-level uninterested unthinking flying mechanical glancing trite slipshod trifling precipitous rash uncritical fast speedy haphazard half-baked drive-by touch-and-go irresponsible unfussy purposeless lightning short-lived transient transitory hit-or-miss temporary momentary indifferent unconcerned whistle-stop lackadaisical pell-mell routine gadarene helter-skelter precipitate headlong automatic overhasty complacent insouciant nonchalant disinterested insensible apathetic negligent pococurante uncurious swift random sloppy double time incurious wooden slovenly dismissive heedless cool hit or miss unconsidered walking through it laid-back phoning it in inadequate nodding going through the motions imperfect light partial flash flimsy insincere inconsequential feigning paltry incautious reckless carefree uncaring lax unheeding improvident disregardful neglectful tardy lazy derelict blithe blasé slack remiss easy unmindful slap-happy devil-may-care free and easy detached dispassionate feckless imprudent thoughtless uncircumspect unobservant untrustworthy delinquent unaccountable unreliable undependable aloof blithely unconcerned good-for-nothing without care impetuous breezy unfeeling listless impassive easygoing unresponsive impulsive hectic spur-of-the-moment distant bored uninvolved withdrawn remote injudicious sudden abrupt cavalier unperturbed unenthusiastic unmoved clinical passive cold unimpressible unexcited disimpassioned negative unceremonious just watching the clock not giving a damn untidy unsystematic otiose loose unmeticulous shoddy unthorough faineant unthoughtful fainéant undiscerning couldn't-care-less indiscriminate take-it-or-leave-it temerarious premature undiscriminating unperceptive subitaneous precipitant rushing snatched uninquiring unselective mindless unreasoned unexacting objective uncommitted reserved impartial spacey impersonal unbiased unprejudiced spaced-out unpassioned stolid abstract removed poker-faced staid spontaneous uninformed imperceptive untroubled unworried unpremeditated indiscriminating airy out of it instinctive extemporaneous capricious impromptu snap unruffled happy-go-lucky involuntary whimsical unplanned intuitive uninhibited easily pleased equanimous equable calm serene gay easy-going composed sunny light-hearted relaxed emotional freakish adventurous daredevil unprompted unrepressed foolhardy lacking concern jaunty buoyant frivolous unserious daring unguarded unpredictable madcap abandoned unwary upbeat unmeditated ad-lib hot-headed jumping the gun ill-thought-out winging it ill-considered brash passionate unexpected wild laid back free from care free from worry weary apathetic towards offhand about uninvolved with unconcerned about bored stiff going through motions lukewarm about turned off detached from bored by nonchalant about unmoved by hard-hearted phlegmatic about unresponsive to aloof from could care less indifferent to uninvolved in unenthusiastic about incurious about distant from

Adjective

Showing or feeling insecurity or uncertainty
insecure anxious unconfident worried diffident hesitant uncertain unsure self-conscious timid doubtful self-doubting self-effacing shy unassertive afraid lacking confidence meek retiring unforthcoming aflutter antsy apprehensive atwitter dithery edgy fearful goosey hinky inhibited introverted jittery jumpy lacking self-confidence nervous nervy not self-assured passive perturbed queasy queazy shrinking tense timorous troubled uneasy unquiet upset uptight mousy choked Delphic het up hung up ill at ease questioning touchy unassured unpoised hanging by thread on thin ice touch and go up in the air agitated restless on edge fidgety twitchy disturbed bothered keyed up unsettled wired concerned on tenterhooks fretful shaky on pins and needles uncomfortable overwrought disquieted distressed strained discomposed stressy toey frightened overstrung stressed flustered restive scared highly strung shaken in a tizzy worked up strung out ruffled spooked sensitive excitable in a state alarmed unstable strung up disconcerted neurotic unnerved dismayed hyper hysterical high-strung skittish spooky squirrelly windy in a state of agitation flurried bashful all of a dither awkward like a cat on a hot tin roof rattled excited vexed in a state of nerves in a stew in a flap angsty irritable in a tizz brittle all of a lather shook up embarrassed like a cat on hot bricks panicky trembling adrenalized unrelaxed fazed discomfited confused discombobulated unglued shaking wrought up tormented taut in a sweat in a twitter a bundle of nerves having kittens annoyed fraught in a twit like a fish out of water febrile fluttery quaking distraught thrown irked wound up beside oneself anguished faltering bundle of nerves under stress unrestful perplexed in a cold sweat bricking oneself stressed out all of a doodah weak nerve-racking nail-biting not confident unnatural irresolute gauche spasmodic skittery creepy blushing out of place careful wavering fretting discountenanced overanxious shivery in suspense irascible stiff fevered turbulent nervous wreck hassled impatient peevish inconvenienced irritated worried sick quivering stilted unsteady white-knuckled unpeaceful suspicious beset riled muddled tortured plagued harassed angstful solicitous bugged clutched a wreck hot and bothered worried stiff put out with one's stomach in knots shot to pieces in turmoil with butterflies in one's stomach with one's heart in one's mouth twittering stuttering stammering stumbling indecisive tentative dithering vacillating constrained precarious swithering trepidatious flighty forced caught up permission-seeking attention-seeking validation-seeking under pressure curt under a strain disorderly graceless disorientated frisky unbalanced submissive wimpy prim pressured frazzled distrustful palpitant wrung all of a flutter wreck moving moved shot watchful fussy disoriented bewildered easily frightened easily agitated aghast dreading all nerves on the qui vive having butterflies in the stomach in a spin a basket case in a flat spin sweating bullets strange lost up the wall white knuckled afflicted asea tetchy unsettling unnerving disturbing hairy disquieting distressful agitating distressing nerve-wracking irrational exacerbated puzzled displeased chagrined aggravated pained mortified pestered harried harrowed miffed provoked terrified withdrawn lacking in confidence lacking assurance strict conventional cautious testy crotchety prickly hurt sheepish shamefaced modest short-tempered crabbed hot-tempered captious snappy temperamental chippy bad-tempered querulous quick-tempered ill-tempered grieved affected mannered artificial ill-at-ease aw-shucks oversensitive moody critical active hurried transient unruly wandering intermittent changeable fidgeting itchy inconstant borderline approval-seeking footloose roving sleepless fitful nomadic bustling gutted sad unhappy saddened old-fashioned on the defensive distracted frantic offended angered disappointed fretted out of countenance shocked low worrisome unsure of yourself verklempt blue unzipped wounded cut up in disorder amazed tossing and turning come apart psyched out bummed out broken up at sixes and sevens all torn up in a dither stressful feeling anxious shaking in one's shoes nerves on edge sorrowful heartbroken mournful depressed inconsolable disconsolate miserable dejected despondent doleful down heartsick heavyhearted cheerless downcast woebegone forlorn downhearted grief-stricken despairing brokenhearted melancholy crestfallen joyless beleaguered glum gloomy dispirited desolate heartsore down in the mouth down in the dumps tearful wretched broken-hearted traumatized low-spirited woeful nonplussed cast down disheartened sorry droopy devastated melancholic traumatised hangdog morose overwhelmed grieving flummoxed bereaved fuddled discouraged emotional sullen in pain dismal broken mystified dolorous at sea hurting bemused befuddled heavy-hearted regretful in a panic confounded angst-ridden hard-pressed demoralized stunned sombre somber agonized floored baffled stumped rueful preoccupied aggrieved taken aback demoralised agonised in the dumps bad dumbfounded hounded daunted crushed startled horrified sorrowing bamboozled teary oppressed bedevilled tristful bedeviled down-hearted bushed mazed wildered stupefied thrown off balance at a loss addled injured shook persecuted desperate aroused distrait careworn frenzied dazed astounded haunted astonished wistful hag-ridden clueless weepy dragged suffering mixed-up hysteric lugubrious shot down shaken up in grief in doldrums maladjusted raving overcome in tears dreary put upon insane crazed crazy foxed beaten pessimistic solemn under the cosh up against it destroyed out of sorts exercised bowed down peeved spiritless hectic wrecked listless fed up flapping difficult obsessed heated overactive unhinged wakeful insomniac galled affrighted terrorized hot under the collar absent-minded engrossed bitter horror-struck messed up mourning weeping browbeaten long-faced violent weighed down surprised frayed wrought-up unsleeping angry stricken mad insomnolent terrorised funereal chapfallen grim heavy with grief overcome with sorrow abashed bleak shattered hunted down-in-the-mouth black terror-stricken befogged shell-shocked fogged hard put pensive racked with suffering worn out down in dumps sick at heart dull frozen panic-stricken ruthful uncomprehending in a blue funk at the end of one's tether gray grey mixed up down and out languorous triste running scared saturnine having cold feet languid comfortless singing the blues sulky in shock overloaded burdened badgered ripped undone burned sore contused unconsolable basket case intense flushed overemotional damaged scunnered narked exasperated aquiver lamenting remorseful histrionic unreluctant impaired frustrated overexcited afire hyped-up atingle hyperexcited anxiety-ridden ground down reserved pining scary inflamed nonplused feverish hyperactive grievous haggard besieged downtrodden stirred up emotionally unstable emotionally unbalanced worn down emotionally damaged emotionally injured depressive chafed panicked falling apart juiced up zipped up hot discomforted hopeless heavy luckless teed off put out of countenance dumbstruck in a lather discontented painful downbeat blank in a bad way biting one's nails butterflies in stomach in the pits elegiacal crummy cast-down elegiac emotionally defeated ailing racked grumpy lachrymose pressurized defeatist staggered flabbergasted foreboding mistrustful mirthless rebellious alienated in despair in low spirits rushed tied up in knots piteous on a downer bleeding wild sunk as sick as a parrot brooding mopey sick as a parrot awake pressurised dolent in sorrow heartrending full of sorrow in mourning tear-jerking affecting troubling hapless morbid down in mouth tongue-tied lacking social skills bowled over blown away speechless lily-livered biting nails having butterflies having a funny feeling having stage fright let-down not happy delirious worked-up alert undermined reproachful besotted had their heads messed with unscrewed deranged swivel-eyed nuts at the end of one's rope with one's back up against the wall vigilant with one's back to the wall disgruntled stung piqued languished negative dysphoric crabby beside yourself dysfunctional disordered got caused to be at a stand made to scratch their head beat graveled buffaloed thrown off gravelled confusticated abstracted without sleep wide-awake attentive wide awake out of one's mind at the end of your tether like a chicken with its head cut off very upset out of your mind absent diverted at wit's end intimidated petrified discontinuous disconnected interrupted inattentive visited by preyed upon abject cowardly distant absorbed faraway shook-up emotionally scarred emotionally disturbed erratic incomplete fragmentary cowering heaving struck hit cowed pusillanimous possessed psyched-out sorry for oneself chap-fallen chicken afeared not best pleased absentminded yellow feart frit gripped cut to the quick bumpy messed-up scared out of one's wits in awe alarmed at in a funk shaking like a leaf scared stiff faint-hearted scared witless terror-struck apprehensive about scared to death intimidated by frightened out of one's wits in a fluster horror-stricken consumed caught off balance in botheration dolesome emotionally confused screwed up ill-adjusted dominated controlled miles away dreamy sidetracked unfocused wailing aching bewailing bemoaning cursed seized jerky jouncy raging choppy disrupted sporadic dogged overpowered surrounded smitten devoured held paranoid bewitched trying rolly rough punchy dopey pixillated silly spaced spacey zonked-out muddleheaded spaced-out punch-drunk dopy addle pixilated muzzy addlepated raddled zonked slaphappy dizzy spacy not with it fiendish tricky racked with pain storm-tossed deeply affected driven to distraction harmed fuzzy emotionally charged taken over under a spell in the grip of herky-jerky struck down laid low

Adjective

Relating to an oracle
oracular prescient prophetic sibylline mantic vatic ominous augural auspicious divinatory fatidic foreboding grave haruspical portentous positive predictive prognostic prophetical pythonic sage significant wise authoritative bodeful dictatorial dogmatic fatidical venerable anticipating apocalyptic auguring cabalistic clairvoyant Delphian discovering divining divulging forecasting foretelling imperious interpretive mystical occult peremptory portending predicting presaging proclaiming prognosticating prophesying secret soothsaying visionary vaticinal vatical foreshadowing veiled divinitory sibyllic revelatory fateful prognosticative farsighted psychic far-seeing vaticinatory far-sighted perceptive adumbrative intuitive discerning farseeing judicious revelational telling apocalyptical inspired forewarning foresighted second-sighted telepathic insightful extrasensory previsional forehanded percipient forethoughtful foreknowing proactive forward-looking forward foreseeing provident fey with foresight penetrating spiritualistic long-sighted clear-sighted with second sight new age with a sixth sense sagacious canny astute anticipatory preemptive prudent shrewd cautious active practical politic acute longsighted foresightful hands-on down to business taking the initiative watchful careful forearmed prospicient acting in advance cool-headed levelheaded commonsensical well-balanced long modern progressive long-term liberal reforming enterprising go-ahead enlightened go-getting dynamic progressivist pushing pioneering ambitious bold open-minded revolutionary forward-thinking avant-garde radical

Antonym of vague

vague Idiom, Proverb

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