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[あい()·まい()]
aimai
na adjective, noun

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[あいまい()]
aimai

English Meaning(s) for 曖昧

na adjective, noun
  1. vague; ambiguous; unclear
  2. shady; disreputable
  3. fuzzy

Definition and Synonyms for 曖昧

Obscure not clearly understood or expressed
Synonyms: あやふや, うやむや, 不分明, 不得要領, 不明, 不明瞭, 曖昧, 曖昧模糊
Vague not precisely limited, determined, or distinguished
Synonyms: あやふや, 不分明, 不明瞭, 曖昧, 曖昧模糊
Vague lacking clarity or distinctness
Synonyms: おぼろ, かすか, ほのか, あやふや, おぼろげ, おぼつかない, 不分明, 不明瞭, 不鮮明, 曖昧, 曖昧模糊
Equivocal open to two or more interpretations
Synonyms: 多義的, 曖昧, 紛らわしい
Ambiguous having no intrinsic or objective meaning
Synonyms: あやふや, 不得要領, 不明瞭, 不鮮明, 曖昧, 曖昧模糊, 紛らわしい
Equivocal open to question
Synonyms: 曖昧
Vagueness unclearness by virtue of being poorly expressed or not coherent in meaning
Synonyms: うやむや, 不得要領, 曖昧, 模糊, 隠微
Equivocal or of uncertain nature or significance
Synonyms: 多義的, 曖昧, 紛らわしい
Ambiguous not organized in conventional patterns
Synonyms: あやふや, 不得要領, 不明瞭, 不鮮明, 曖昧, 曖昧模糊, 紛らわしい
Equivocal or (often) intended to mislead
Synonyms: 多義的, 曖昧, 紛らわしい

Meanings for each kanji in 曖昧

dark; not clear Kanji Details »
dark; foolish Kanji Details »

Categories 曖昧 is a member of

Unclearness incomprehensibility as a result of not being clear
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Stroke Order Diagrams for 曖昧

Sample Sentences for 曖昧

That doesn't make it clear at all whether you're for it or against it.
She gave a vague answer.
He took an uncertain stance.
She made a few vague comments about the matter.
His thesis doesn't make sense. To begin with, its theme is obscure.

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