French translation of 'unclear'
1. (= not obvious) [reasons, motive, plans] obscur(e)
The reasons for this remained unclear. Les raisons à cela restaient obscures.
it is unclear whether ... on ne sait si ...
It is unclear how much support they have. On ne sait pas grand chose du soutien dont ils disposent.
it remains unclear whether ... on ne sait toujours pas si ...
to be unclear about sth (= not know) ne pas être sûr de savoir qch
I’m still unclear about what I’m supposed to do. Je ne suis toujours pas sûr de savoir ce que je suis censé faire.
3. (= difficult to understand) [instructions, diagram, handwriting] qui n’est pas clair(e)
His instructions were unclear. Ses instructions n’étaient pas claires.
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Example Sentences Including 'unclear'
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The returns on many of these investments are as yet unclear.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
The success of those measures is as yet unclear.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
The exact circumstances of the deaths remain unclear.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
These are easy to apply for online and are often unclear about future opportunities.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Yet many mobile phone users are still unclear as to why they should bother.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
His future is unclear beyond this season and he is unsure about the summer budget.The Sun (2010)
It remains unclear whether he will be fit to bat at all.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Who that would be was unclear until the death.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Whether he will physically transition is still unclear.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
How much he told his wife about his intentions to fight remain unclear.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
It remains unclear if summer championships will also be introduced.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
It remains unclear if the assailants were migrants.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
It remains unclear what his future holds.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
It remains unclear whether charges could be pressed against anyone.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
It remains unclear why you acted so badly.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
It was still unclear last night whether his wish had been granted.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
It was unclear last night when they can return.The Sun (2016)
Last night it was unclear if the prince had given it to her as a token of his love.The Sun (2016)
Last night it was unclear which carrier would get the upgrade.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Officials said it appeared the attacker had acted alone and that his motives were unclear.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Police found a suicide note but were unclear about the motives behind the tragedy.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Police said it was unclear if the motive for the attack was political.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
She had reportedly gone into cardiac arrest but the reason for her collapse remained unclear last night.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The cause of death was last night unclear but it was suspected that he died from exposure.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
The cause of death was unclear.The Sun (2012)
The cause of the alarm remains unclear.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The cause of the other deaths is unclear.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
The future of archaeology remains unclear.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The man survived but his injuries were unclear last night.The Sun (2009)
The reasons for the apparent suicide were unclear last night.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Why one train was on the wrong track remained unclear last night.The Sun (2012)
Yet it is unclear that this scheme is the best or cheapest way to provide that capacity.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Is any area still unclear to you?Christianity Today (2000)
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'unclear' in Other Languages
British English: unclear /ʌnˈklɪə/ ADJECTIVE
If something is unclear, it is not known or not certain.
It is unclear how much money they have.
- American English: unclear
- Arabic: غَيْرُ وَاضِح
- Brazilian Portuguese: obscuro
- Chinese: 不清楚的
- Croatian: nejasan
- Czech: nejasný
- Danish: uklar
- Dutch: onduidelijk
- European Spanish: poco claro
- Finnish: epäselvä
- French: flou
- German: unklar
- Greek: ασαφής
- Italian: oscuro
- Japanese: 不明瞭な
- Korean: 명확하지 않은
- Norwegian: uklar
- Polish: niejasny niezrozumiały
- European Portuguese: obscuro
- Romanian: neclar
- Russian: неясный
- Spanish: poco claro
- Swedish: oklar
- Thai: ซึ่งไม่ชัดเจน
- Turkish: net değil
- Ukrainian: неясний
- Vietnamese: không rõ ràng
Translation of unclear from the Collins English to French Dictionary
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