Antonyms for nebulous

Grammar : Adj
Spell : neb-yuh-luh s
Phonetic Transcription : ˈnɛb yə ləs

Definition of nebulous

Origin :
  • late 14c., "cloudy, misty," from Latin nebulosus "cloudy, misty, foggy, full of vapor," from nebula (see nebula). The figurative sense of "hazy, vague, formless" is first attested 1831. Astronomical sense is from 1670s. Related: Nebulously; nebulousness.
  • adj confused, obscure
Example sentences :
  • It describes the nebulous attitude of mind of many a one to-day.
  • Extract from : « Things as They Are » by Amy Wilson-Carmichael
  • As often as not he began writing with only a nebulous idea of what he proposed to do.
  • Extract from : « Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete » by Albert Bigelow Paine
  • The moment he saw the letter the nebulous idea became opaque.
  • Extract from : « The Lure of the Mask » by Harold MacGrath
  • Her thought of him was vague, nebulous, and taking many forms.
  • Extract from : « Riders of the Silences » by John Frederick
  • The ground of this picture is crossed with nebulous black streaks.
  • Extract from : « The Mountain Chant, A Navajo Ceremony » by Washington Matthews
  • His third novel was already in a nebulous state in his brain.
  • Extract from : « Love Among the Chickens » by P. G. Wodehouse
  • It was all nebulous and cloudy; a contingency to be shaped by circumstances as they might develop.
  • Extract from : « Sundry Accounts » by Irvin S. Cobb
  • An idea, which had been nebulous until this moment, sprang into being.
  • Extract from : « The Pagan Madonna » by Harold MacGrath
  • Then there was nothing but a nebulous powdering of tiny metal fragments.
  • Extract from : « Gold in the Sky » by Alan Edward Nourse
  • The point where they drifted into the nebulous territory of dreams was undefined.
  • Extract from : « The Tyranny of Weakness » by Charles Neville Buck

Synonyms for nebulous

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