[ noo-buh-luhs, nyoo- ]
/ ˈnu bə ləs, ˈnyu- /
cloudy or foggy.
obscure or vague; indefinite.
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Origin of nubilous
First recorded in 1525–35; from Latin nūbilus “cloudy, overcast,” equivalent to nūb(ēs) “cloud” + -ilus, adjective suffix; see -ous
Words nearby nubilous
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