Antonyms for indefinite

Grammar : Adj
Spell : in-def-uh-nit
Phonetic Transcription : ɪnˈdɛf ə nɪt

Definition of indefinite

Origin :
  • early 15c. (implied in indefinitely), from Latin indefinitus, from in- "not, opposite of, without" (see in- (1)) + definitus, past participle of definire (see define).
  • adj ambiguous, vague
Example sentences :
  • She was beginning to inspire him with an indefinite uneasiness.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Agent » by Joseph Conrad
  • After an indefinite pause, she asked, "Shall you be going to St. Johnswort?"
  • Extract from : « Questionable Shapes » by William Dean Howells
  • I attempted to pacify her by an indefinite reply to her inquiries, but in vain.
  • Extract from : « Theresa Marchmont » by Mrs Charles Gore
  • The Grand Plan was ambitious, indefinite, but they could not give it up.
  • Extract from : « Four Girls and a Compact » by Annie Hamilton Donnell
  • It put a name to that gnawing, indefinite feeling she had been too intent to own.
  • Extract from : « The Innocent Adventuress » by Mary Hastings Bradley
  • Our pilgrimage was, apparently, ended—it had become an indefinite stay.
  • Extract from : « Kent Knowles: Quahaug » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • The asteroid was too tiny to give him indefinite concealment.
  • Extract from : « The Planetoid of Peril » by Paul Ernst
  • The rags that clothed his body were confusing and indefinite.
  • Extract from : « Ireland as It Is » by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • And the mate, tormented by indefinite alarms and forebodings, regretted it.
  • Extract from : « Chance » by Joseph Conrad
  • The current conception of progress is shifting and indefinite.
  • Extract from : « Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I » by Herbert Spencer

Synonyms for indefinite

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