Vaporous vs Nebulous - What's the difference?
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Vaporous is a related term of nebulous.
As adjectives the difference between vaporous and nebulous
is that vaporous
is relating to vapour; misty, foggy, obscure, insubstantial while nebulous
is in the form of a cloud or haze; hazy.
Relating to vapour; misty, foggy, obscure, insubstantial.
* 1594, William Shakespeare, The Rape of Lucrece
* 1605, Francis Bacon, The Advancement of Learning
- O hateful, vaporous , and foggy night!
- So whosoever shall entertain high and vaporous imaginations, instead of a laborious and sober inquiry of truth, shall beget hopes and beliefs of strange and impossible shapes.
In the form of a cloud or haze; hazy.
Vague or ill-defined.
* 1915 , Arthur Conan Doyle, The Valley of Fear
Relating to a nebula or nebulae.
- The magistrate could not possibly, on the evidence, have held them for a higher court. On the one hand the compositors and pressmen were forced to admit that the light was uncertain, that they were themselves much perturbed, and that it was difficult for them to swear to the identity of the assailants; although they believed that the accused were among them. Cross examined by the clever attorney who had been engaged by McGinty, they were even more nebulous in their evidence.