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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
Harold and his bosses, basic bro Richard (Joel Edgerton) and wolf of Wall Street wannabe Elaine (Charlize Theron), work at a nebulous pharmaceutical company that’s secretly in a precarious financial position.
Its nebulous aims include transforming Italy into a direct digital democracy.
Harold and his bosses, basic bro Richard (Joel Edgerton) and wolf of Wall Street wannabe Elaine (Charlize Theron) work at a nebulous pharmaceutical company that's secretly in a precarious financial position.
The characters float around in nebulous dimensions on their search for Dr. Murray.
And there lies the heart of Holcomb's vision for Indiana's workforce development efforts, an otherwise nebulous concept that can be hard to define and even harder to picture.
Of course the nebulous catch rule would play a role in deciding the season.
Earlier suggestions that the committee examine more nebulous and difficult-to-answer questions, such as whether Greitens can still effectively lead the state, should remain off the table.
But the source of the scourge remains nebulous—everything from more driving because of improving economic conditions to lower fuel prices and warmer weather patterns may have contributed to the numbers.
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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.
Origin and Etymology of nebulous
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Definition of nebulous for English Language Learners
: not clear : difficult to see, understand, describe, etc.
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