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Examples of nebulous in a Sentence
These philosophical concepts can be nebulous.
made nebulous references to some major changes the future may hold
Recent Examples of nebulous from the Web
Survival horror is a nebulous term, and one that’s more popularly applied to video games—the Resident Evil franchise is one classic of the genre.
Beyond one another, nearly every candidate is wrestling a more nebulous foe: Building a name.
Despite years of investment from some of the music industry’s most prominent leaders, the future of virtual reality for music remains surprisingly nebulous.
But with the Expansion, Callisto is the sum total of the reporting process, and that makes the next steps much more nebulous.
The revolutionary guerrilla Kim Il Sung seized power in 1948 and built the state ideology around the nebulous concept of juche, which is loosely defined as ultranationalist self-reliance.
The plan, which at this point seems to be completely nebulous, is for five starters plus one.
In the comics, Wakanda’s location was always kind of nebulous.
So often, Survivor strategy just comes down to a nebulous feeling.
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Did You Know?
Nebulous comes from the Latin word nebulosus, meaning "misty," which in turn comes from nebula, meaning "mist," "fog," or "cloud." In the 18th century, English speakers borrowed "nebula" and gave it a somewhat more specific meaning than the Latin version. In English, "nebula" refers to a cloud of gas or dust in deep space, or in less technical contexts, simply to a galaxy. "Nebulous" itself, when it doesn't have interstellar implications, usually means "cloudy" or "foggy" in a figurative sense. One's memory of a long-past event, for example, will often be nebulous; a teenager might give a nebulous recounting of an evening's events upon coming home; or a politician might make a campaign promise but give only a nebulous description of how he or she would fulfill it.
NEBULOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nebulous for English Language Learners
: not clear : difficult to see, understand, describe, etc.
NEBULOUS Defined for Kids
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