From Middle English unclere, equivalent to un- + clear. Compare Saterland Frisian uunkloor (“unclear”), West Frisian ûnklear (“inoperative, broken”), Dutch onklaar (“out of order, defective, broken”), German unklar (“unclear”), Danish uklar (“unclear”), Swedish oklar (“unclear”).
- Ambiguous; liable to more than one interpretation.
- Not clearly or explicitly defined.
- Not easy to see or read; indecipherable or unreadable.
- Not having a clear idea; uncertain.
- I'm still unclear about what she meant by that remark.
- unclearly adv
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