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Meaning of NEBULOUS

Pronunciation:  'nebyulus

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  lacking definition or definite content; "nebulous reasons"; "unfixed as were her general notions of what men ought to be"- Jane Austen
  2. [adj]  lacking definite form or limits; "gropes among cloudy issues toward a feeble conclusion"- H.T.Moore; "nebulous distinction between pride and conceit"

NEBULOUS is a 8 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: cloudy, indefinite, indistinct, nebulose, unfixed



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Neb"u*lous\, a. [L. nebulosus: cf. F. n['e]buleux. See
1. Cloudy; hazy; misty.

2. (Astron.) Of, pertaining to, or having the appearance of,
   a nebula; nebular; cloudlike. -- {Neb"u*lous*ly}, adv. --
   {Neb"u*lous*ness}, n.

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