vaguely

adverb vague·ly \ ˈvāg-lē \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of vaguely

: in a vague way: such as
a : somewhat or slightly
  • He's vaguely familiar with the area.
  • … men on foot, dressed vaguely like janitors …
  • —A. L. Kennedy
b : not clearly
  • There were grants, he explained vaguely, that had to be spent before the money went back to the federal government, so my main job was to buy lavish art books, as quickly as possible.
  • —Michael Blaine
  • Where once the city was a battleground for two main militias … now at least five militias claim vaguely defined pockets as their own.
  • —Jeffrey Bartholet
  • I've always believed closers are like girlfriends: You remember the great ones, you remember the awful ones and you vaguely remember everyone in between. (You could say the same about hockey goalies and field goal kickers.)
  • —Bill Simmons

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