vagueness

  • 1 vagueness — index ambiguity, confusion (ambiguity), doubt (indecision), ignorance, incertitude, indistinctness …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Vagueness — Vague ness, n. The quality or state of being vague. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Vagueness — Ambiguity is one way in which the meanings of words and phrases can be unclear, but there is another way, which is different from ambiguity: vagueness. One example of a vague concept is the concept of a heap. Two or three grains of sand is not a… …

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  • 4 vagueness — noun 1. unclearness by virtue of being poorly expressed or not coherent in meaning (Freq. 1) the Conservative manifesto is a model of vagueness these terms were used with a vagueness that suggested little or no thought about what each might… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 5 vagueness — Many sentences are relatively vague; others relatively precise. A term that is perfectly precise would generate no borderline cases, and although this is often presented as a theoretical ideal it is extremely unclear that any learnable, speakable …

    Philosophy dictionary

  • 6 vagueness — noun a) The condition of being unclear; vague. If a mans deep and conscientious regard for the truth be such that he cannot, consistently with the requisitions of his moral nature, repeat to others mere vaguenesses and uncertainties, he will… …

    Wiktionary

  • 7 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 …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 vagueness — noun see vague …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9 vagueness — See vaguely. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 10 vagueness — Synonyms and related words: airiness, airy texture, amorphia, amorphism, amorphousness, anarchy, attenuation, bleariness, blobbiness, blur, blurriness, bodilessness, broadness, chaos, confusion, dark, darkness, defocus, delicacy, diaphanousness,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 11 vagueness — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. imprecision, ambiguity, obscurity, double entendre; see confusion 2 , uncertainty 1 , 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The quality or state of being ambiguous: ambiguity, ambiguousness, cloudiness, equivo calness,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 12 vagueness — vague·ness || veɪgnɪs n. unclarity; ambiguity …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 13 vagueness — n. Uncertainty, indefiniteness …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 14 vagueness — n 1. impreciseness, inexactness, inexactitude, unspecificity, nonspecificity; ambiguity, equivocality, equivocalness, equivocation; dubiousness, doubtfulnes, questionableness; indefiniteness, abstractness, abstruseness, reconditeness;… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 15 vagueness — vague·ness …

    English syllables

  • 16 vagueness — Uncertainty; indefiniteness; obscurity …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 17 vagueness doctrine — n: void for vagueness doctrine Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

    Law dictionary

  • 18 vagueness doctrine — Under this principle, a law (e.g., criminal statute) which does not fairly inform a person of what is commanded or prohibited is unconstitutional as violative of due process. The doctrine originates in due process clause of Fourteenth Amendment,… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 19 void for vagueness — adj. Describes a statute so obscure, difficult to understand, or unclear that it is impossible for ordinarily intelligent people to agree on a meaning, and so it must be void. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of… …

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  • 20 Void for vagueness — is a legal concept in American constitutional law, whereby a civil statute or, more commonly, a criminal statute is adjudged unconstitutional when it is so vague that persons of common intelligence must necessarily guess at its meaning and differ …

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