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[ʌnklˈi͡ə], [ʌnklˈi‍ə], [ʌ_n_k_l_ˈiə]

Synonyms for Unclear:

opaque (adjective)

cloudy, dark, hazy, impenetrable, murky, obscure, opaque, vague.

semitransparent (adjective)

bleary, diaphanous, filmy, foggy, fuzzy, gauzy, limpid, milky, misty, semi-opalescent, semi-opaque, semitransparent, veiled.

unintelligible (adjective)

baffling, confusing, cryptic, enigmatic, illegible, indecipherable, mysterious, mystifying, unreadable.

Other synonyms and related words:

Delphic, abstruse, addled, aleatoric, aleatory, ambiguous, ambivalent, amorphic, amorphous, amphibological, anarchic, anybody's guess, arcane, at issue, at loose ends, baggy, barely audible, barely discernible, barely distinguishable, bewildering, blear, bleared, blind, blobby, blurred, blurry, borderline, broad, chance, chancy, chaotic, characterless, clear as mud, clouded, concealed, confusable, confused, conjectural, covert, crepuscular, debatable, deceptive, decrescendo, difficult, digressive, dim, discreet, discursive, disjointed, disordered, disorderly, disputable, distant, distorted, doubtful, dubious, dubitable, dull, dusky, elusive, equivocal, evasive, faded, faint, faint-voiced, faltering, featureless, feeble, flickering, focus, foreign, formless, furtive, garbled, general, generalized, gentle, gloomy, half-heard, half-seen, half-visible, halting, hardly discernible, hardly distinguishable, hesitant, hesitating, hidden, hit-or-miss, hushed, iffy, ill-defined, illogical, imperceptible, imprecise, in doubt, in question, inaccurate, inappreciable, inarticulate, inaudible, inchoate, incoherent, incomprehensible, inconclusive, inconsiderable, inconspicuous, indecisive, indefinable, indefinite, indeterminable, indeterminate, indiscernible, indistinct, indistinguishable, inexact, inexplicable, inexplicit, infinitesimal, inform, inscrutable, intangible, irrational, irresolute, jumbled, kaleidoscopic, lax, light, loose, low, low-profile, lumpen, merely glimpsed, microscopic, minuscule, minute, misleading, mixed-up, muddled, muddy, muffled, mumbled, murmured, muted, muttered, muzzy, mystic, mystical, nebulous, non-specific, non-specified, noncommittal, nondescript, nonspecific, not bright, obscured, occult, on the fence, open, open to question, oracular, orderless, out of focus, pale, perplexing, pianissimo, piano, poor, problematic, problematical, puzzling, questionable, quietly, rambling, random, recondite, rough, scarcely heard, scrambled, secret, semivisible, shadowed forth, shadowy, shaky, shapeless, shilly-shallying, silent, slight, soft, soft-sounding, soft-voiced, sombre, stifled, stochastic, strange, subaudible, subdued, subliminal, subtle, suspect, sweeping, tenebrous, thick, tiny, transcendent, turbid, unapparent, uncertain, uncomprehensible, unconnected, undecided, undecipherable, undefined, underlying, undestined, undetermined, undistinct, unexplicit, unfamiliar, unfathomable, unintelligible, unknown, unnoticeable, unobvious, unordered, unorganized, unplain, unplumbable, unpredictable, unrecognizable, unresolved, unsealed, unsettled, unspecific, unspecified, unsure, vacillating, waffling, wavering, weak, weak-voiced, weakened, whispered, wild, woolly.

Rhymes for Unclear:

  1. cheer, beer, fear, blear, ear, peer, sneer, hear, jeer, mere, deer, dear, spear, sere, sear, rear, clear, lear, here, smear, speer, meir, steer, gear, deere, shear, near, sphere, sheer, year, leer, veer, pier, tear;
  2. veneer, rehear, amir, premiere, cashier, zaire, appear, adhere, severe, revere, premier, career, frontier, sincere, emir, austere;
  3. domineer, chandelier, pioneer, mutineer, financier, reappear, interfere, cavalier, chevalier, souvenir, commandeer, gondolier, overhear, brigadier, auctioneer, insincere, volunteer, belvedere, disappear, bandolier, persevere, engineer;

Quotes for Unclear:

  1. When words become unclear I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence. Ansel Adams.
  2. The meaning of this observation is unclear but it raises the unfortunate possibility of ambiguous triplets; that is, triplets which may code more than one amino acid. However one would certainly expect such triplets to be in a minority. Francis Crick.
  3. But the need for conflict to expose prejudice and unclear reasoning, which is deeply embedded in my philosophy of science, has its origin in these debates. Robert B. Laughlin.