vagueness

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vagueness

[vāg′nəs]
a communication pattern involving the use of global pronouns and loose associations that lead to ambiguity and confusion in communication.
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ONE Gazette reader's vaguest memories led to the fascinating rediscovery of a long-forgotten part of Teesside's industrial heritage back in the late 1990s.
Even I've never asked myself that question in anything but the vaguest way.
Now our kids inhabit a parallel online universe which most parents have only the vaguest idea about, a covert place protected by passwords, a foreign land where anyone over 40 just doesn't speak the language.
Call me old-fashioned, but I like a storyline, some decent dialogue, more than the vaguest hints at a back story, some genuine emotions and something actually happening.
The tent presence at Lake Park - popular with joggers, dog-walkers, and children and adults exercising or shooting the breeze - was, at best, an interesting way to establish the group's existence, its start-up sincerity, and the vaguest sense of its stance on issues facing the nation.
All we have had from the party of government so far are the vaguest little hints that nothing can be ruled out.
She has popularised the vaguest forms of spiritualism and pseudoscience, and masked a commercial empire behind a faiade of homeliness.
But Tam Fry, of the Childhood Growth Foundation, said: "Many parents haven't the vaguest idea what nutrition is about.
Hubble images have given only the vaguest of looks, but Dawn will open up this new world in high resolution.
She remembers only the vaguest and most complicated details about it all and her memory brings back scraps of detail that could well be a part of the mental mix-up the accident has caused her.
I had only the vaguest idea of what these exotic materials were until I read M J Morgan's explanation, and I am glad to hear that Africa may begin exploring and exploiting these resources and challenge China's virtual monopoly in their trade.
Business-bot Paloma however continued to react to the vaguest sign of human emotion with the blank-eyed stare of the recently body-snatched.