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Definition 1: vague or not clearly defined or stated - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where indefinite or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • must you be so indefinite?
  • amorphous blots of color having vague and indefinite edges
  • he would not answer so indefinite a proposal

(indefinite is similar to ...) showing marked and often playful or irritating evasiveness or reluctance to make a definite or committing statement

"a politician coy about his intentions"

(indefinite is similar to ...) not clearly defined

"indecisive boundaries running through mountains"

(indefinite is similar to ...) lacking definition or definite content

"nebulous reasons" "unfixed as were her general notions of what men ought to be"

(indefinite is similar to ...) refusing to bind oneself to a particular course of action or view or the like

"her boyfriend was noncommittal about their future together"

(indefinite is similar to ...) indefinite in time or position

"he will come one day" "one place or another"

(means also ...) not clear to the mind

"the law itself was unclear on that point" "the reason for their actions is unclear to this day"

(means also ...) not precisely limited, determined, or distinguished

"an undefined term" "undefined authority" "some undefined sense of excitement" "vague feelings of sadness" "a vague uneasiness"

(means also ...) not clearly defined or easy to perceive or understand

"indistinct shapes in the gloom" "an indistinct memory" "only indistinct notions of what to do"

Definition 2: not decided or not known - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where indefinite or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • were indefinite about their plans
  • plans are indefinite

(indefinite is similar to ...) not established beyond doubt; still undecided or unknown

"an uncertain future" "a manuscript of uncertain origin" "plans are still uncertain" "changes of great if uncertain consequences" "without further evidence his story must remain uncertain"

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