nebulous nebulous  /ˈnɛb jə ləs/


  1. (adj) lacking definite form or limits
  2. (adj) lacking definition or definite content
  3. (adj) of or relating to or resembling a nebula



  1. Access was denied to the foreign press by the military junta and what information came out was incomplete and nebulous.
  2. The representative angrily rejected the offer, calling it inconsistent, nebulous and discriminatory.
  3. The cyber criminals are a nebulous lot, their identities as virtual as their locations


  1. Indie rock band Parquet Courts brings jangly, propulsive fun back to genre

    The loose, lanky tease of '90s indie music has largely been stripped from the genre since its heyday, replaced by painfully twee folk-pop and nebulous psychedelic experiments heralded by crushing volume.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Boulder Daily Camera

  2. All three Top Gear hosts involved in Forza Motorsport 5

    Forza Motorsport 5 will, in some capacity, feature the hosts of BBC's spectacularly popular motoring show Top Gear, Turn 10 design lead Bill Giese said during a walkthrough of the game's modes during E3. Jeremy Clarkson , who lent his voice to Forza 4 's Autovista mode, will be joined by co-hosts Richard Hammond and James May , though their exact role in the new game is still nebulous. "I can ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Joystiq

  3. 'The Washington Post' Now Sells Ads in the Comments

    The Washington Post is adding another ad unit to its arsenal, this one appearing in-line with the comments section of its opinion pieces. Dubbed " Sponsored Views ," the ad unit allows advertisers to post and spotlight their responses to opinion columns. The units aren't quite "native" — they exist in a nebulous space between the article and the comments, differentiated by a yellow background ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Mashable

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  1. Democratic Rep. William Delahunt of Massachusetts, who has led House hearings on the planned agreement with Iraq, said the "time horizon" cited by the White House was "very vague and nebulous."
    on Jul 18, 2008 By: William Delahunt Source: Forbes

  2. "Humanly possible is just a nebulous term," Walton said. "They might be asking whether the government has to prove guilt beyond all doubt. I don't know."
    on Mar 5, 2007 By: Reggie B Walton Source: Washington Post

  3. "When someone is handing you the actual papers of your blood relatives - indentured servants' papers and the tax rolls of where they were property - then it's no longer some objective, nebulous knowledge," Sharpton said. "It became an...
    on Feb 27, 2007 By: Al Sharpton Source: Guardian Unlimited

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