vaguely

[[t]ve͟ɪgli[/t]]
1) ADV-GRADED: ADV adj Vaguely means to some degree but not to a very large degree.

The voice on the line was vaguely familiar, but Crook couldn't place it at first...

Arnold felt vaguely embarrassed...

Most farm workers were only vaguely aware that there was a storm on its way.

Syn:
2) See also vague

English dictionary. 2008.

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