nebulous

[ neb-yuh-luhs ]
/ ˈnɛb yə ləs /

adjective

hazy, vague, indistinct, or confused: a nebulous recollection of the meeting; a nebulous distinction between pride and conceit.
cloudy or cloudlike.
of or resembling a nebula or nebulae in deep space; nebular.

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Origin of nebulous

1375–1425; late Middle English <Latin nebulōsus full of mist, foggy, cloudy. See nebula, -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for nebulous

nebulous
/ (ˈnɛbjʊləs) /

adjective

lacking definite form, shape, or content; vague or amorphousnebulous reasons
of, characteristic of, or resembling a nebula
rare misty or hazy

Derived forms of nebulous

nebulously, adverbnebulousness, noun
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