unclear
I adjective ambiguous, blurred, blurry, clouded, cloudy, confused, difficult to comprehend, difficult to understand, dim, equivocal, faint, foggy, fuzzy, hazy, ill-defined, illegible, imperspicuous, incomprehensible, inconspicuous, indistinct, indistinguishable, misty, muddy, murky, obscure, out of focus, poorly defined, poorly seen, shadowy, sketchy, turbid, uncertain, undefined, unevident, unexplicit, unintelligible, unobvious, unplain, unreadable, unrecognizable, vague II index difficult, elusive, equivocal, impalpable, inarticulate, incomprehensible, inconspicuous, indefinable, indefinite, indeterminate, indistinct, inexact, inscrutable, nebulous, oblique (evasive), obscure (faint), opaque, pending (unresolved), uncertain (ambiguous), unspecified, vague

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  • unclear — c.1300, not easy to understand, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + CLEAR (Cf. clear) (adj.). Cf. M.Du. onclaer, Du. onklaar, Ger. unklar, O.N. uklarr, Dan. uklar, Swed. oklar. Of persons, in sense of uncertain, doubtful, it is recorded from …   Etymology dictionary

  • unclear — ► ADJECTIVE 1) not easy to see, hear, or understand. 2) not obvious, definite, or certain …   English terms dictionary

  • unclear — [spelling only] …   English World dictionary

  • unclear — un|clear [ ʌn klır ] adjective * not obvious, definite, or easy to understand: The police say the motive for the attack is still unclear. it is unclear what/why/who etc.: It is unclear who fired the first shot. be unclear about/as to something to …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • unclear */ — UK [ʌnˈklɪə(r)] / US [ʌnˈklɪr] adjective not obvious, definite, or easy to understand Police say the motive for the attack is still unclear. it is unclear what/why/who etc: It is unclear who fired the first shot. • be unclear about/as to… …   English dictionary

  • unclear — [[t]ʌ̱nklɪ͟ə(r)[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ, oft it v link ADJ wh If something is unclear, it is not known or not certain. It is unclear how much popular support they have among the island s population... Just what the soldier was doing in …   English dictionary

  • unclear — un|clear [ˌʌnˈklıə US ˈklır] adj 1.) difficult to understand or be sure about, so that there is doubt or confusion ▪ The terms of the contract are very unclear. 2.) be unclear about sth to not understand something clearly ▪ I m rather unclear… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • unclear — adjective 1 difficult to understand or be sure about, so that there is doubt or confusion: The terms of the contract are very unclear. 2 be unclear about to not understand something clearly: I m rather unclear about what I m supposed to be doing… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • unclear — adj. Unclear is used with these nouns: ↑answer, ↑law, ↑reason …   Collocations dictionary

  • unclear — [ʌnˈklɪə] adj not obvious, definite, or easy to understand • be unclear about/as to sth to not understand something, or to not be certain about something[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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