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.

vaporous

English

Alternative forms

* vapourous

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Relating to vapour; misty, foggy, obscure, insubstantial.
  • * 1594, William Shakespeare, The Rape of Lucrece
  • O hateful, vaporous , and foggy night!
  • * 1605, Francis Bacon, The Advancement of Learning
  • 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.

    nebulous

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • In the form of a cloud or haze; hazy.
  • Vague or ill-defined.
  • * 1915 , Arthur Conan Doyle, The Valley of Fear
  • 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.
  • Relating to a nebula or nebulae.
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