nebulous Definition

  • 1in the form of a cloud or haze; hazy
  • 2unclear, vague, or ill-defined

Using nebulous: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "nebulous" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The instructions were rather nebulous and difficult to follow.

  • Example

    The concept of beauty is nebulous and subjective.

  • Example

    The future of the company is still nebulous.

  • Example

    The painting had a nebulous quality that made it hard to discern.

nebulous Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for nebulous

Antonyms for nebulous

Phrases with nebulous

  • an unclear or vague concept or notion


    He had a nebulous idea of what he wanted to do with his life.

  • an abstract or unclear idea or theory


    The nebulous concept of 'the self' has been debated by philosophers for centuries.

  • a future that is uncertain or unclear


    The company's nebulous future has left many employees feeling anxious.

Origins of nebulous

from Latin 'nebula', meaning 'cloud'


Summary: nebulous in Brief

The term 'nebulous' [ˈnebjʊləs] describes something that is hazy, unclear, or vague. It can refer to physical qualities like a painting's nebulous quality or abstract concepts like a nebulous idea. The term is often used in formal contexts to describe unclear instructions or theories.