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Synonyms for ill-defined

Synonyms for ill-defined

poorly stated or described


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repeated the guest, with a strange, sluggish, ill-defined utterance.
Yet in passing over these scenes, without one bright object near, an ill-defined but strong sense of pleasure is vividly excited.
Therefore, gentlemen, the word ELECTION, to my thinking, is in a fair way to cause as much mischief as the words CONSCIENCE and LIBERTY, which ill-defined and ill-understood, were flung broadcast among the people, to serve as watchwords of revolt and incitements to destruction.
Lost in the ill-defined mass of the high-backed chair, her white, inclined profile suggested the contemplation of something in her lap, as though a beloved head were resting there.
The range, both intellectual and geographical, of this study sets it apart from the others, and its combination of concreteness and originality "dramatically alters" the commonplace of ill-defined hostility attributed (on no evidence) to the Roman Inquisition "when faced in the sixteenth century with the greatest danger of culturally and religiously suspect ferment" (5) allegedly created by the printed book.
It is now a pressing concern that the mission our soldiers are committed to in Southern Iraq is increasingly ill-defined and dangerous.
It is the most elusive and the least circumscribed, an ill-defined space rather than a delineated place .
Mr Rusling, aged 42, was a medic with the Parachute Regiment during the conflict and has since suffered the so-called 'signs and symptoms of an ill-defined condition' (SSIDC) common to many other soldiers.
In view of this sorry pageant of pointless wars in distant lands for ill-defined goals, Americans are right to be circumspect about the War on Terrorism.
Before now, the object, known as IRS8, was merely an ill-defined smudge.
Is Lord Irvine, who endorsed the new guidelines, seriously suggesting that if a member of this ill-defined middle class he's talking about attacks someone with a knife it is seven times more serious than if a man on the dole does it?
Perception-of-perception is dangerous territory, especially when the public is, itself, somewhat ill-defined.
In addition, they had the very important effect of demonstrating some of the ill-defined thinking processes among white liberals that result in blatant racism.
This has been described as an "unbounded system," an organization where the lines of authority are not well drawn and where the decision making process is ill-defined.
It is not a single entity but a syndrome with ill-defined boundaries and categories, and as such it spreads biologically and politically, making important connections between communities of the disenfranchised by uniting them in pain, in anger, and helping to clarify which lives are regarded as dispensable by America's ruling class.