Definition of


  1. (adj, all) lacking definite form or limits
    nebulous distinction between pride and conceit
  2. (adj, pert) of or relating to or resembling a nebula
  3. (adj, all) lacking definition or definite content
    unfixed as were her general notions of what men ought to be

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Synonyms of Nebulous

cloudy, nebular, nebulose, unfixed

Alternate forms of Nebulous

Derivations: nebula

Origin of the word Nebulous

  1. late 14c., "cloudy, misty," from L. nebulosus "cloudy, misty, foggy," from nebula (see nebula). The fig. sense of "hazy, vague, formless" is first attested 1831. more

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Words that sound like Nebulous

nabalus, nablus, naples, nebulose, neoplasia, nepalese, nephology, niblick, noble gas, noblesse, nonplus, nonpublic, nova lox, novelise, novelize, nymphalis

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