ill-defined ill-defined


  • (adj) poorly stated or described


  1. Fortunately, Hillary Clinton, the latest wife to be challenged to fit perfectly into the ill-defined role of political spouse, is more interesting than that.
  2. With those marching orders, winning is an ill-defined and barely anticipated outcome.
  3. But on Wednesday that's exactly what he did, shaking hands with Bush in the Oval Office on an ill-defined compromise.


  1. Study: Female Politicians Are Stereotyped, But Not as Women

    Voters have ill-defined ideas about what it means to be a female politician        
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire

  2. On Father's Day, Whither the Jewish Dad?

    Unlike Jewish mothers, whose stereotypes fuel thousands of films and books, the Jewish father is an ill-defined thing. Which got Lenore Skenazy wondering: Why? Click here for the rest of the article...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Forward

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