Learning English

Word: Nebulous

Nebulous (Adjective)

Sentence with Context:

A prime minister whose rhetoric so often invokes the second world war should remember that careless talk costs lives. There are signs that more people are out and about. On social media, the government switched from the clear injunction “stay home” to the nebulous “stay safe”. 

Source: www.theguardian.com

Prince Andrew once told me that he wished he could be a plumber and fix things. At the time, I felt sorry for him. Since his departure from the navy, he had performed a nebulous role as a “full-time working royal”, a bit of ribbon cutting here, a spot of patronising there and a position created to give him the appearance of utility, as Britain’s special representative for trade and investment.

Source: www.theguardian.com

Meaning:

(1) In the form of a cloud or haze; hazy

(2) Ill-defined or vague concept

Synonyms

Vague, Ill-defined, Unclear, Indefinite, Hazy, Indeterminate, Obscure, Imprecise, Inchoate

Antonyms

Clear, Well-defined, Definite, Distinct

Mnemonic (Memory Aid): How To Remember?

The word “Nebulous” should remind you of “Nebula“, which is a giant cloud of dust and gas in space. Nothing can be seen clearly. Everything is hazy and unclear.

Credits: giphy.com

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