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Definitions of nebulous

  1. lacking definite form or limits; "gropes among cloudy issues toward a feeble conclusion"- H.T.Moore; "nebulous distinction between pride and conceit" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. lacking definition or definite content; "nebulous reasons"; "unfixed as were her general notions of what men ought to be"- Jane Austen Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Of, pertaining to, or having the appearance of, a nebula; nebular; cloudlike. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Pertaining to, or like, the faint, cloudlike haze or vapor near the stars; cloudy; hazy; perplexed. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Like a nebula; cloudy; misty. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. Cloudy; hazy; having the appearance of a nebula. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. Cloudy; hazy; pert. to a nebula. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for nebulous

  1. It seemed to her as though, betwixt herself and Eliot, there hovered a dim, formless shadow, vague and nebulous a shadow which had crept silently out from some memory- haunted corner of the past. – The Vision of Desire by Margaret Pedler
  2. Obscure, profound it was, and nebulous So that by fixing on its depths my sight Nothing whatever I discerned therein. – Divine-Comedy-Longfellow-s-Translation-Complete by Dante Alighieri