Definition of unspecific in English:



  • Not specific; vague.

    ‘he was unspecific about his relationship with Marian’
    • ‘Treasury, for example, gives the names of various people described as ‘managers’ - as unspecific and meaningless a title as can be imagined.’
    • ‘In service of these unspecific fears, we would be denying ourselves the fruits of scientific breakthroughs that have already occurred or are much more imminent.’
    • ‘The architects have responded by creating a wonderful suite of fine rooms of varying scale and size, unspecific in their function, divided by double-glazed doors that recess into adjacent walls when open.’
    • ‘The reasons for these unspecific effects remain unclear.’
    • ‘The narrative structure of the book is intentionally unspecific and jumbled.’
    • ‘How could they endorse the idea that love and intimacy should be postponed - not until an unspecific age of maturity has been reached but until marriage, regardless of when it happens?’
    • ‘These three predictions are - in turn - highly likely, possible but unspecific, and rather vague - to put it kindly.’
    • ‘Angst - an acute but unspecific feeling of anxiety; usually reserved for philosophical anxiety about the world or about personal freedom’
    • ‘We've been told that there were bomb threats, unspecific threats made this morning by telephone to the governor's office, apparently.’
    • ‘One of the salient characteristics of the book is that it is unspecific about the exploitation it seeks to fight against.’
    • ‘It was just a general, unspecific blanket condemnation of that sort of thing, you know, to keep up appearances.’
    • ‘Professional advisers say successful people are often vague and unspecific when asked what their objectives are.’
    • ‘Then annually, AMC conducts an annual fixed buy for specific requirements and an expansion buy for anticipated but unspecific requirements.’
    • ‘The GAO last month criticized the draft as too unspecific.’
    • ‘In theory, he said while these were a good idea, there were ‘reservations’ among the committee about the nature of the waste involved and the company had consistently been very unspecific.’
    • ‘The rest remains unspecific and therefore solutions are hard to come by.’
    • ‘Secondly, make allowance for the fact that memory obviously fades, memories on all sides fade over a period of 20 years and as a result evidence about certain aspects of the case may be vague and may be unspecific.’
    • ‘These may be unspecific longings for more freedom in our lives, to find a spiritual pathway that will lead us away from this bizarre and confusing life we are forced to live, to be more understanding or more understood.’
    • ‘Label packs as, ‘full of goodness’, ‘wholesome’ or ‘nutritious’ - terms which are vague and unspecific.’
    • ‘The school ‘death threats’, some left for individual pupils named in the letters, and others aimed at unspecific pupils, ended before the culprit could be caught.’
    vague, indefinite, unclear, obscure, nebulous, indistinct, some kind of
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