vagueness

vagueness
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' .

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