not clear or definite; ambiguous
- unclearly, adverb
- unclearness, noun
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How to use unclear in a sentence
It’s unclear exactly how the deal will be structured, or if Oracle will be given access to the app’s coveted algorithm.TikTok’s enormous value isn’t just in its algorithm | Adam Epstein | September 15, 2020 | Quartz
Going forward, Oceanside’s city manager said she’ll be relying on community members to guide her, but she plans to keep those people anonymous until after her decision is made, leaving it unclear who is influencing her in the process.
Lorson is now pulling together two groups of community panelists to interview candidates and guide her decision, she said, but she plans to keep those groups anonymous until the decision is made, leaving it unclear who is influencing her decision.Oceanside Is Rethinking Its Police Chief Hiring Process Following Community Concerns | Kayla Jimenez | September 14, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
It’s unclear whether the participant who fell ill had two doses or one.AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine is back on track after getting the green light to resume trials in the U.K. | Bernhard Warner | September 13, 2020 | Fortune
What’s unclear is how the company will handle misinformation about election results from users.How Google, Facebook, and Twitter plan to handle misinformation surrounding 2020 presidential election results | Danielle Abril | September 10, 2020 | Fortune
But how much they have regained or how durable their hold is remains unclear.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War | Nancy A. Youssef | January 7, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Exactly why is unclear; their previous hacks seem to have just been for the Lulz (laughs in Internet-speak) and the attention.
Exactly what these bills would do, however, is a little unclear.
Indeed, it's unclear what, if any, benefits the average Cuban will reap from increased diplomacy between the two countries.Castro's Hipster Apologists Want to Keep Cuba ‘Authentically’ Poor | Michael Moynihan | December 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It remains unclear whether Qatari authorities intervened or the organizers decided to close up shop because of media attention.
Unfortunately it proved impossible to provide long descriptions for the diagrams, because the originals were unclear or illegible.An Analysis of the Lever Escapement | H. R. Playtner
For it is as false in experience and as unclear in thinking as could well be imagined.Preaching and Paganism | Albert Parker Fitch
He entitles one of his little works "Monistic Thought," but shows himself on its pages as a very unclear dualist.The Positive Outcome of Philosophy | Joseph Dietzgen
Greek accents are often unclear and (apart from rough-breathing marks) have been omitted.A Vindication of the Presbyteriall-Government and Ministry | Ministers and Elders of the London Provinciall Assembly
The text includes a large number of marginal notes that are printed in small font and are sometimes unclear.A Vindication of the Presbyteriall-Government and Ministry | Ministers and Elders of the London Provinciall Assembly