6. undecided, wishy-washy, hesitant, hesitating; vacillating, wavering, inconstant, fluctuating, shilly
vagueness, n. 1. impreciseness, inexactness, inexactitude, unspecificity, nonspecificity; ambiguity, equivocality, equivocalness, equivocation; dubiousness, doubtfulnes, questionableness; indefiniteness, abstractness, abstruseness, reconditeness; incomprehensibility, impenetrableness, confusion.
2. indistinctness, indeterminateness, undistinguish-ableness, unintelligibility; faintness, dimness, paleness, weakness, feebleness, imperceptibleness, undecipherableness.
3. obscurity, nebulousness, unclearness, unclarity; haziness, fuzziness, fogginess, blurriness, blurredness, bleariness; cloudiness, opaqueness, filminess, mistiness, smokiness, obfuscation.
4. undecidedness, uncertainty, wishy-washiness, hes-itance, hesitancy; vacillation, wavering, inconstance, inconstancy, fluctuating, fluctuation, shilly-shallying, fence-sitting.
vain, adj. 1. worthless, nugatory, trivial, insignificant, trifling, unimportant, inessential, valueless, meritless, good-for-nothing; empty, hollow, idle, inane, vapid; inadequate, unserviceable; unsubstantial, unreal, false, baseless, delusive, unfounded; shadowy, dreamy, chimerical, imaginary, mythical, legendary, fictitious, notional; fanciful, fabulous, whimsical, figmental, visionary; high-flown, vaporous, frothy, airspun, romantic, idealistic.
2. conceited, haughty, proud, boastful, Scot. vaunty, arrogant, vainglorious; pompous, supercilious, disdainful, insolent, imperious, lordly, magisterial; inflated, puffed up, uppish, high-and-mighty, highhanded, high-toned, on one's high horse, Inf stuck-up, Inf uppity; affected, pretentious, bombastic, presumptuous, overweening; ostentatious, showy, dandyish, foppish, dudish, swaggering, cocky; egotistical, self-complacent, self-satisfied, self-admiring, self-confident, self-flattering.
3. futile, useless, unavailing, bootless, ineffective, inefficacious; fruitless, unproductive, abortive, barren, sterile, impotent; unprofitable, profitless, unsuccessful; for naught, for nothing, to no purpose, to no avail.
vainglorious, adj. conceited, haughty, proud, boastful, Scot. vaunty, arrogant, braggart. See - vain (def. 2).
vainglory, n. 1. pride, vanity, boasting, bragging, rodomontade; haughtiness, airs, cheekiness, insolence, arrogance, lordliness, pomposity, pompousness; egotism, self-glorification, self-laudation, self-approbation, self-gratulation, self-applause, Fr. amour-propre.
2. ostentation, ostentatiousness, pretention, pretentiousness, pomp, show, affectation, showiness, showing off; swaggering, strut, flourish, dash, swank; foppishness, dandyism.
vainly, adv. in vain, futilely, uselessly, unavailingly, to no avail, bootlessly; ineffectually, inefficaciously, unsuccessfully, unprofitably; fruitlessly, unproductively, abortively.
vale, n. dale, dell, coulee, glen, valley. See - valley.
valet, n. manservant, man, servant, Archaic, groom, Fr. valet de chambre; butler, steward, cupbearer; lackey, footservant, footman, Contemptuous, flunky; page, Chiefly Brit, buttons, squire, pursuivant, Brit. boots.
valetudinarian, n.1. invalid, sickly person, infirm person, convalescent, shut-in, valetudinary; patient, inpatient, outpatient, case; sufferer, carrier, cripple, incurable, victim; hypochondriac, Pathol. neurasthenic, malingerer.
-adj. 2. invalid, sick, sickly, infirm, unwell, ill, ailing; weak, weakly, feeble, enfeebled, frail, helpless,