V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: not clear, distinct, or definite

Synonyms: indistinct, vague, unclear, ambiguous, unfixed, confused

Antonyms: distinct, defined, specific

Tips: Nebulous is derived from the Latin nebulosus, meaning "misty." Ideas or concepts remain nebulous, (misty, vague, unclear) if not thought through or communicated properly.

Usage Examples:

Her goals for the future were nebulous, lacking any clear plan. (vague, unclear)

This proposal is still pretty nebulous; we really need to make it more clear before we send it to the client. (unclear, ambiguous)

We need a more definitive strategy; the current plan is nebulous and doesn’t specifically address our critical success factors. (vague, unclear)

The report was a nebulous document that failed to provide any definitive recommendations. (vague)

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