One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘she looks vaguely familiar’
slightly, a little, a bit, somewhat, rather, moderately, to some degree, to a certain extent, in a way, to a slight extent, faintly, obscurely, dimly
marginally, a shade
informal sort of, kind of, kinda, ish
2‘he fired his rifle vaguely in our direction’
roughly, more or less, approximately, nearly, just about, practically, virtually, as near as dammit, for all practical purposes, to all intents and purposes
South African plus-minus
informal pretty much
3‘he just smiles vaguely’
absent-mindedly, abstractedly, inattentively, with one's head in the clouds, vacantly, vacuously, giddily, forgetfully
informal scattily, dizzily, dippily
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