Vaporous vs Overcast - What's the difference?

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Vaporous is a related term of overcast.

As adjectives the difference between vaporous and overcast

is that vaporous is relating to vapour; misty, foggy, obscure, insubstantial while overcast is covered with clouds; overshadowed; darkened.

As a noun overcast is

(obsolete) an outcast.

As a verb overcast is

(obsolete) to overthrow.



Alternative forms

* vapourous


(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.




    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) An outcast.
  • A cloud covering all of the sky.
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Covered with clouds; overshadowed; darkened.
  • (meteorology) The sky is said to be overcast , when it is more than 90% covered by clouds.
  • (figuratively) In a state of depression; gloomy; melancholy.
  • Verb

  • (obsolete) To overthrow.
  • To cover with cloud; to overshadow; to darken.
  • To make gloomy; to depress.
  • (obsolete) To be or become cloudy.
  • (obsolete) To transform.
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