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Definition 1: not clear to the mind - [adjective denoting all]

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

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

(unclear is similar to ...) not clearly expressed or understood

"an obscure turn of phrase" "an impulse to go off and fight certain obscure battles of his own spirit" "their descriptions of human behavior become vague, dull, and unclear" "vague...forms of speech...have so long passed for mysteries of science"

(unclear is similar to ...) unclear because vague or badly organized

"Her vague, amorphous statement of her predicament was part of what made it so hard for her to solve it"

(unclear is similar to ...) unclear in form or expression

"the blurred aims of the group" "sometimes one understood clearly and sometimes the meaning was clouded"

(unclear is similar to ...) lacking clarity of meaning; causing confusion or perplexity

"sent confusing signals to Iraq" "perplexing to someone who knew nothing about it" "a puzzling statement"

(means also ...) vague or not clearly defined or stated

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

(means also ...) difficult to understand

"the most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible"

(means also ...) not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy; impenetrable to sight

"opaque windows of the jail" "opaque to X-rays"

(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"

(means also ...) having more than one possible meaning

"ambiguous words" "frustrated by ambiguous instructions, the parents were unable to assemble the toy"

(... are attributes of unclear) free from obscurity and easy to understand; the comprehensibility of clear expression

Definition 2: poorly stated or described - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • he confuses the reader with ill-defined terms and concepts

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Definition 3: not easily deciphered - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • indecipherable handwriting

Synonyms for unclear in the sense of this definition

(unclear is similar to ...) (of handwriting, print, etc.) not legible

"illegible handwriting"

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