un·​spe·​cif·​ic | \ ˌən-spi-ˈsi-fik How to pronounce unspecific (audio) \

Definition of unspecific

: not free from ambiguity : not specific an unspecific word unspecific instructions

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Recent Examples on the Web The messages included unspecific threats of violence against the president and white residents of Westport. Zach Murdock, courant.com, 8 Oct. 2020 Instead, the state hopes to mitigate the unique risks faced by artists by mandating an unspecific reduction in rehearsal time. cleveland, 25 Aug. 2020 The exact parameters of the orders are vague and unspecific, but neither explicitly bans the use of WeChat or TikTok in the US. Kate Cox, Ars Technica, 7 Aug. 2020 One of the nice, dreamy touches of the film is that the barbarians are unspecific as to race or region. Mick Lasalle, ExpressNews.com, 6 Aug. 2020 When the baritone Dietrich Henschel sings in the register that is standard for his voice type, for example, the result is sometimes operatic in the bad sense: bland, emotionally unspecific, self-serious. Matthew Aucoin, The New York Review of Books, 7 Dec. 2019 The lack of an avenue for appeal and the unspecific definition of impeachable offenses is another example of how impeachment is a political act and not a legal one guided by laws, case law and judicial opinion. Rick Pearson, chicagotribune.com, 12 Nov. 2019 The declaration itself is short and unspecific, but the signatories are expected to finalize the language of a longer resolution at the Lisbon conference tomorrow, November 16. Zoë Schlanger, Quartz, 15 Nov. 2019 A few weeks ago, bipartisan representatives pushed a bill that would demystify hidden resort fees—the often expensive, unspecific fees that make the price of rooms skyrocket at checkout—onto the floor of the House of Representatives. Louis Cheslaw, Condé Nast Traveler, 6 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of unspecific

1807, in the meaning defined above

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“Unspecific.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unspecific. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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