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vague(
veyg
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (not clearly expressed)
a. vago
The candidate's proposal was a bit vague about how he would enforce such a drastic law.La propuesta del candidato era un poco vaga acerca de cómo iba a hacer cumplir una ley tan drástica.
b. impreciso
That definition is too vague. It could mean several different things.Esa definición es demasiado imprecisa, podría significar varias cosas.
2. (not clearly understood)
a. vago
I only had a vague idea of what the film was about.Solo tenía una vaga idea de lo que trataba la película.
3. (not sharply outlined)
a. borroso
I could distinguish a vague outline in the dark.Pude distinguir una silueta borrosa en la oscuridad.
4. (absentminded)
a. despistado
I'm so tired that I'm too vague at work lately.Estoy tan cansado que he estado demasiado despistado en el trabajo últimamente.
b. distraído
You've been very vague these days. What's going on?Has estado muy distraído estos días. ¿Qué te ocurre?
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vague
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (idea, feeling)
a. vago(a)
2. (shape, outline)
a. vago(a), borroso(a)
I haven't the vaguest ideano tengo ni la más remota idea
he was rather vague about itno precisó mucho
to bear a vague resemblance to something/somebodyparecerse or recordar vagamente a algo/alguien
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vague [veɪɡ]
adjective
vaguer (comparative)vaguest (superlative)
1 (imprecise) [+concept] impreciso; vago; [+description] impreciso; [+outline] borroso; [+feeling] indefinido; indeterminado; [+person] (in giving details etc) impreciso; (by nature) de ideas poco precisas
the outlook is somewhat vague el futuro es algo incierto; there have been vague hints of a reconciliation ha habido ligeros atisbos de reconciliación; my memories of that time are very vague mis recuerdos de aquella época son muy vagos; aquella época la recuerdo muy vagamente; the vague outline of a ship el perfil borroso de un buque; he made some vague promises hacía promesas, pero sin concretar; I haven't the vaguest idea no tengo la más remota idea; he was vague about the date no quiso precisar la fecha; you mustn't be so vague hay que decir las cosas con claridad; hay que concretar; I'm a bit vague on that subject sé poco en concreto sobre ese tema; then he went all vague luego comenzó a decir vaguedades
2 (absent-minded) [+person] despistado; distraído; [+expression, look] ausente
he's terribly vague tiene un tremendo despiste; es un despistado; to look vague tener aire distraído
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