• IPA: /ˈveɪɡli/


  1. In a vague manner.
    He looked vaguely around the room, as if lost.
    • 1895 October 1, Stephen Crane, chapter 10, in The Red Badge of Courage, 1st US edition, New York: D. Appleton and Company, [ page 105]:
      The youth pointed vaguely. "Over there," he replied.
  2. Loosely; more or less; somewhat.
    • 12 July 2012, Sam Adams, AV Club Ice Age: Continental Drift
      Preceded by a Simpsons short shot in 3-D—perhaps the only thing more superfluous than a fourth Ice Age movie—Ice Age: Continental Drift finds a retinue of vaguely contemporaneous animals coping with life in the post-Pangaea age.

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