One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘she used the vagueness and flexibility of the constitution to her own ends’
impreciseness, inexactness, lack of precision, ambiguity, woolliness, looseness, unclearness, obscurity, indistinctness, generality, indefiniteness, indeterminateness, haziness, cloudiness, fuzziness, mistiness, lack of definition
2‘the scene had the swirling vagueness of a painting by Turner’
fuzziness, blurriness, indeterminateness, indefiniteness, lack of focus, lack of definition, obscurity, haziness, cloudiness, mistiness, murkiness, fogginess, faintness, shadowiness, dimness, nebulosity, nebulousness, shapelessness, formlessness, amorphousness
3‘an amiable eccentric whose vagueness probably results from constant imbibing’
absent-mindedness, forgetfulness, disorganization, dreaminess, inattention, abstraction, wool-gathering, empty-headedness, giddiness, confusion, befuddlement
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