Dictionary.com

nebulous

[ neb-yuh-luhs ]
/ ˈnɛb yə ləs /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: nebulous / nebulously / nebulousness on Thesaurus.com

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.
QUIZ
SPRINT TO THE FINISH WITH THIS OLYMPICS QUIZ!
Compete in our Olympics quiz to see if you can take home the gold medal in Olympics knowledge.
Question 1 of 10
Where was the Olympics first held?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of nebulous

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

OTHER WORDS FROM nebulous

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use nebulous in a sentence

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK