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UNCLEAR

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does unclear mean? 

UNCLEAR (adjective)
  The adjective UNCLEAR has 3 senses:

1. poorly stated or described
2. not clear to the mind
3. not easily deciphered

  Familiarity information: UNCLEAR used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


UNCLEAR (adjective)


Sense 1unclear [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Poorly stated or described

Synonyms:

ill-defined; unclear

Context example:

he confuses the reader with ill-defined terms and concepts


Sense 2unclear [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not clear to the mind

Context examples:

the law itself was unclear on that point / the reason for their actions is unclear to this day

Similar:

obscure; vague (not clearly understood or expressed)

bewildering (causing bafflement)

blurred; clouded (unclear in form or expression)

confusing; perplexing; puzzling (lacking clarity of meaning; causing confusion or perplexity)

Also:

ambiguous (having more than one possible meaning)

indistinct (not clearly defined or easy to perceive or understand)

opaque (not clear; not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy)

incomprehensible; uncomprehensible (difficult to understand)

indefinite (vague or not clearly defined or stated)

Attribute:

clarity; clearness; limpidity; lucidity; lucidness; pellucidity (free from obscurity and easy to understand; the comprehensibility of clear expression)

Antonym:

clear (clear to the mind)


Sense 3unclear [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not easily deciphered

Synonyms:

indecipherable; undecipherable; unreadable; unclear

Context example:

indecipherable handwriting

Similar:

illegible ((of handwriting, print, etc.) not legible)


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