Nebulous is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of nebulous, followed by 41 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - lacking definite form or limits
EXAMPLES - Nebulous in a Sentence
- The nebulous is a striking peculiarity of the style of the Vicar of (source)
- The situation is "nebulous," says club vice president Jerry Anderson. (source)
- The kennedy plan looks like the MASS plan, plus some kind of nebulous 'public option.' (source)
- In addition, Thompson said, conspiracy charges are more "nebulous" than other allegations. (source)
- Steve Desroches didn't agree with the proposed bylaw, calling the wording "nebulous" and vague. (source)
- Their official admissions site is a bit vague - or "nebulous," to use an SAT word - on the subject. (source)
- As a new business, you don't have the marketing dollars to compete against this kind of nebulous competition. (source)
- Umami is kind of nebulous -- I know that I like it but I would have trouble discerning it on its own in some cases. (source)
- Calling it "nebulous," Todd asks why they campaign would bother launching a social network this close to election day. (source)
- Sharpton described the 287 (g) statute as "nebulous" and said it leads to racial profiling and "harassment based on color." (source)
- To be fair, Jane did admit that her position on the whole issue was "nebulous" and that she didn't know a great deal about it. (source)
- This comet is about 40,000 miles in diameter, and of that class termed nebulous, having no tail, and probably no solid nucleus. (source)
- "There's a lot of kind of nebulous stuff based on Carlos 'MRI results and seeing how Zo walks in the door tomorrow," Maddon said. (source)
- It is rather hard to see why it matters so much that ID may be suggestive of some kind of nebulous thing that could be called "God". (source)
- It's all nebulous, which is particularly unreasonable considering your staunch condemnation of these concepts that you cannot define! (source)
- This trial was postponed for one month due to what the tribunal found to be the "nebulous" character of the charges of the prosecution. (source)
- 'This is sort of kind of nebulous to me - what the rationale is - and I think that they should have thought about this a little bit more.' (source)
- The attorney/client privilege is far, far more "nebulous" than US Border official's rights with respect to what they may or may not search. (source)
- Like the parents in the film, he feels he's been paying a sort of psychic karma for his own generation, which he says emerged from a "nebulous" period. (source)
- I might add that I don't believe the kind of nebulous, hard to pin down and impossible to prove legally discrimination confines itself to the workplace. (source)
- Then, again, our astral space shews what are called nebulous stars, -- namely, luminous spherical objects, bright in the centre and dull towards the extremities. (source)
- (BRUSSELS) - Germany slammed European Union President Herman Van Rompuy on Monday for advancing "nebulous" ideas on how to strengthen cross-border economic governance. (source)
- It is that kind of nebulous creation that is used to replace facts and specificity from the Hillary camp, from Hillary's own mouth, and from the words of her supporters. (source)
- Berenfeld provided a "nebulous" letter to Rothstein to help cover up $15 million in suspicious transactions in response to an anti-money laundering compliance inquiry from (source)
- Speaking behalf of the other deputy commissioners he said the alleged links between Selebi and the individuals were so "nebulous" as to make the mention of them "laughable." (source)
- Re your predictions on Voice - that it has a 'nebulous' future: I think that speech is the easiest, lowest effort, fastest means of communications for humans, and that will not change. (source)
- Rodney Harrison and Tony Dungy gives NBC's pregame a much better chance at success than flameouts Jerome Bettis and Tiki Barber (who is still hanging around in some kind of nebulous role). (source)
- So putting out a white vehicle as a target is kind of nebulous, because, like John Timoney pointed out, it plants something in peoples 'minds that white is the only color you're to look for. (source)
- Second, while retaining objectivity as some kind of nebulous but well-meaning aim in reportage, we must encourage accompanying debate and analysis that strays far beyond the tired constraints of zero-sum argument. (source)
- He wants to recycle setting for future stories, so all of the most-entertaining characters have to survive through the end of the story (or at least die in nebulous ways so that he can bring them back, if need be). (source)
- The African workers are on the move again, and they, no doubt, will again prove to the members of registered trade unions that the most effective way to secure benefits is workers 'unity and not some kind of nebulous (source)
- CAFFERTY: In a couple of minutes I want to ask you a question about whether or not we have the national resolve necessary to do the kind of nebulous long term expensive things that are being talked about in Washington. (source)
- The settlement agreement is the equivalent of a permit that specifies the rules and parameters the company must work under, replacing a "nebulous" situation with vague rules, said Chris Penwell, attorney for Country Stone. (source)
- His narrow victory indicates the serious rift within the GOP between those who desire some kind of nebulous change from recent failures (the Steele option), and those who want to keep doing things the same way (the Dawson option). (source)
- The chairman of Parliament's trade and industry portfolio committee, Dr Rob Davies, said "we're trying to process these bills with some kind of nebulous idea of what the regulations (to be promulgated by the finance minister) are". (source)
- Looking from some great elevation, such as the tower of Ivan Veliki in the Kremlin, you see these clouds beneath you, agitated like waves, and forming a kind of nebulous sea, which is, however, soon taken up by the surrounding atmosphere. (source)
- What I found through an incredibly fun exploration of my body, and my natural body movement -- a movement which by the way got my body into the best shape of my entire life -- was a feeling like a veil had been lifted off of my eyes when I saw my body and my sexuality come from a kind of nebulous place. (source)
- | Reply | Permalink obama isn't some magical unicorn, and this election isn't about some kind of nebulous "change". the change is about bringing COMPETENCY back to the job of governance. the republicans have utterly failed to govern competently. mccain is the "empty suit", but in this case, the suit is his head ... (source)
- Now I'm no economist -- my understanding of economic theory can best be described as nebulous -- and I am aware that others whose views I hold in high regard, such as Brad DeLong and Paul Krugman, have come out in (very) tentative support of the plan (despite having their own deep misgivings), so I won't dwell on its merits. (source)
- Given the weird evolution of antisemitism from a clearly-defined feature of the far right to a kind of nebulous and weirdly-shrouded spectre abroad throughout the pseudo-left, I have some sympathy for Green Party Leader Elizabeth May for uttering a less than coherent explanation for her decision to dump the crank John Shavluk. (source)
- CAFFERTY: This kid is in high school, and apparently the high school governing body out there in Ohio has some of the same kind of nebulous ideas about what's right and wrong, but if the kid doesn't take the keys to this car, I mean, couldn't he wait until he graduated high school to park this thing in his driveway and call attention? (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 41 example sentences provided below is 51.0, which suggests that "nebulous" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 18 synonyms for nebulous.
ambiguous, amorphous, cloudy, dark, dim, hazy, imprecise, indefinite, indeterminate, indistinct, misty, murky, shadowy, shapeless, uncertain, unclear, unformed, vague
We have 9 antonyms for nebulous.
apparent, bright, certain, clear, definite, distinct, obvious, plain, sure
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of nebulous from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Cloudy, misty, or hazy.
- (adjective) Lacking definite form or limits; vague: nebulous assurances of future cooperation.
- (adjective) Of, relating to, or characteristic of a nebula.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) In the form of a cloud or haze; hazy.
- (adjective) Vague or ill-defined.
- (adjective) Relating to a nebula or nebulae.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Cloudy; hazy; misty.
- (adjective) Of, pertaining to, or having the appearance of, a nebula; nebular; cloudlike.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Cloudy; hazy: used literally or figuratively.
- (None) In astronomy, pertaining to a nebula; having the appearance of a nebula; nebular.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) lacking definite form or limits
- (adjective) lacking definition or definite content
- (adjective) of or relating to or resembling a nebula