adjective, va·guer, va·guest.
Origin of vague
Examples from the Web for vagueness
But according to Wyden, the bill is “full of holes, riddled with vagueness and ill-defined terms.”Ron Wyden and Rand Paul, the Senate's NSA-Busting ‘Ben Franklin Caucus’|Eleanor Clift|June 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But it would be hard to argue, given the vagueness of his campaign, that he won a specific mandate.Obama Election Victory Tempered by House GOP Reality Check|Howard Kurtz|November 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The incumbent gets the benefit of name recognition and ribbon-cutting opportunities; the challenger gets the benefit of vagueness.
But his campaign has relied on that same style of vagueness in its latest campaign ad.Starting on Day One, New Ad Lists Everything Romney Would Accomplish|Daniel Stone|May 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The conduct for which Goldman is being charged could be criminal as well as civil, despite its vagueness and lack of fair warning.
She loved him, veiling the depth in her vagueness, her aloofness, her indulgent irony.Christmas Roses and Other Stories|Anne Douglas Sedgwick
There is a period in man's life when his feelings are the pathos of the inexpressible, the anguish of vagueness.My Reminiscences|Rabindranath Tagore
A few years ago he would have been sneered at for the vagueness of his language, but no one can sneer now.Letters of a Soldier|Anonymous
Oh, Dick, Dick—a thought began that faded to a vagueness of sorrow and died because she did not dare to think it.The Little Lady of the Big House|Jack London
A power, terrifying in its vagueness, pressed upon him, locking his muscles in a tension.Caravans By Night|Harry Hervey
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Word Origin for vague
Word Origin and History for vagueness
1540s, from Middle French vague, from Latin vagus "wandering, rambling, vacillating, vague," of unknown origin. Related: Vagueness.