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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
At 11 months old, Almasbek is just past the nebulous state of babyhood.
Skill alone fully insulates no one, but skill plays a role in the nebulous, unsolvable equations of risk.
Since then, a few things have happened that provide some hints as to what Valve might mean by that nebulous term.
Elon Musk's nebulous transportation company will build a transportation system in Chicago that will, the company claims, take people from downtown to O'Hare Airport in 12 minutes.
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 makes a cannabis product called Cannabax.
Likewise, Fidel Castro’s Communist Cuba imposed its own form of Latin dictatorship, while Mexico was in the grip of one-party rule by the ideologically nebulous Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).
While Twitter does struggle internally with when to ban someone, trying to adhere to nebulous principles, the company is more concerned with losing users, and in turn upsetting Wall Street, than making the world a better place.
The trouble is that companies are often poor at assessing nebulous risks, and CEOs’ overall view of the environment is fallible.
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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.
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