Origin of nebulous
Examples from the Web for nebulous
Rather, there are nebulous decrees that can potentially be enforced by the Thai authorities.
There is no body, there is no weapon, and unlike a drop of blood, the clues are as nebulous as the thoughts and intentions of men.
The term, which is nebulous and unregulated, can apply to any wine made without very few winery manipulations.
Some art was condemned as being “too Jewish,” though this was a nebulous concept.Nazi Art Hoard Just the Tip of the Iceberg for Lost Art|Noah Charney|November 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The first movie was a blockbuster, so sequels were made under the nebulous idea of “science fiction.”Krrish 3 Review: What the Bollywood Movie Steals From Superhero Films|Sujay Kumar|November 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
As bonanza fame is like to be, the earlier bruitings of it were as nebulous as the later and more detailed accounts were fabulous.The Helpers|Francis Lynde
This theory might also account for the appearance of the nebulous spiral first seen some six months after the original outburst.Curiosities of the Sky|Garrett Serviss
The finger I saw was solid and material; what it drew after it was neither, or was in a nebulous, protoplasmic condition.A Book of Ghosts|Sabine Baring-Gould
Before them they could see a nebulous glow and hear the monotonous voice singing the same words over and over.The Innocents|Sinclair Lewis
The name slid into vacant nerve cells that were responsive; slowly a picture formed, nebulous and incomplete at first.Forget Me Nearly|Floyd L. Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for nebulous
Word Origin and History for nebulous
late 14c., "cloudy, misty," from Latin nebulosus "cloudy, misty, foggy, full of vapor," from nebula (see nebula). The figurative sense of "hazy, vague, formless" is first attested 1831. Astronomical sense is from 1670s. Related: Nebulously; nebulousness.