HyperDic: indefinite

English > 2 senses of the word indefinite:
ADJECTIVEallindefinitevague or not clearly / clearly / clearly defined or stated
allindefinitenot decided or not known
indefinite > pronunciation
Soundsihndeh'fahnaht
Rhymesabbot ... zealot / Zealot: 372 rhymes with aht...
English > indefinite: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningvague or not clearly / clearly / clearly defined or stated.
Examples
  • "must you be so indefinite?"
  • "amorphous blots of color having vague and indefinite edges"
  • "he would not answer so indefinite a proposal"
Narrowercoyshowing marked and often playful or irritating evasiveness or reluctance to make a definite or committing statement
indecisivenot clearly / clearly / clearly defined / defined / defined / defined
nebulous, unfixedlacking definition or definite content
noncommittalRefusing to bind oneself to a particular course of action or view or the like
oneindefinite in time or position
See alsoindistinctnot clearly / clearly / clearly defined / defined / defined or easy to perceive or understand
unclearnot clear to the mind
undefined, vaguenot precisely limited, determined, or distinguished
Oppositedefiniteprecise
Spanishindefinida, indefinido
Nounsindefiniteness, indefinitythe quality of being vague and poorly defined / defined
Adverbsindefinitelyto an indefinite extent
English > indefinite: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnot decided or not known.
Examples
  • "were indefinite about their plans"
  • "plans are indefinite"
Broaderuncertainnot established beyond doubt
Catalanprovisional
Spanishprovisional
Nounsindefinitenessthe quality of being vague and poorly defined / defined
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