Vaguely
Vaguely \Vague"ly\, adv. In a vague manner. [1913 Webster]

What he vaguely hinted at, but dared not speak. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]


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  • vaguely — 1781, from VAGUE (Cf. vague) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • vaguely — vague|ly [ˈveıgli] adv 1.) slightly ≠ ↑clearly ▪ I vaguely remember a woman in a red dress standing outside the door. ▪ There was something vaguely familiar about him. ▪ I was vaguely aware of another figure by the door. 2.) not clearly or… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • vaguely — vague|ly [ veıgli ] adverb 1. ) in a way that is not clear: He vaguely remembered his mother talking about it. a vaguely worded statement of regret 2. ) slightly: The interview made him look vaguely ridiculous. 3. ) in a way that shows you are… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • vaguely — [[t]ve͟ɪgli[/t]] 1) ADV GRADED: ADV adj Vaguely means to some degree but not to a very large degree. The voice on the line was vaguely familiar, but Crook couldn t place it at first... Arnold felt vaguely embarrassed... Most farm workers were… …   English dictionary

  • vaguely */ — UK [ˈveɪɡlɪ] / US adverb 1) in a way that is not clear He vaguely remembered his mother talking about it. a vaguely worded statement of regret 2) slightly The interview made him look vaguely ridiculous. 3) in a way that shows you are not paying… …   English dictionary

  • vaguely — adverb 1 slightly: There was something vaguely familiar about him. 2 in a way that shows you are not thinking about what you are doing: He smiled vaguely at the ceiling. 3 not exactly: vaguely round …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • vaguely — adverb 1) she looks vaguely familiar Syn: slightly, a little, a bit, somewhat, rather, in a way; faintly, obscurely; informal sort of, kind of, kinda Ant: very 2) he fired his rifle vaguely in our direct …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • vaguely — adv. Vaguely is used with these adjectives: ↑amused, ↑amusing, ↑annoyed, ↑apologetic, ↑aware, ↑conscious, ↑disreputable, ↑disturbed, ↑disturbing, ↑erotic, ↑familiar, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • vaguely — [ˈveɪgli] adv 1) in a way that is not clear He vaguely remembered his mother talking about it.[/ex] 2) slightly The interview made him look vaguely ridiculous.[/ex] 3) in a way that shows that you are not paying attention …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • vaguely — vague ► ADJECTIVE 1) of uncertain or indefinite character or meaning. 2) imprecise in thought or expression. DERIVATIVES vaguely adverb vagueness noun. ORIGIN Latin vagus wandering, uncertain …   English terms dictionary

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