Smoggy vs Vaporous - What's the difference?

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Smoggy is a related term of vaporous.

As adjectives the difference between smoggy and vaporous

is that smoggy is having smog while vaporous is relating to vapour; misty, foggy, obscure, insubstantial.




  • (Northern England, Geordie, Northumbria, pejorative) A person from Middlesbrough.
  • Usage notes

    Originally considered to be offensive, but more recently has been adopted by the people of Middlesbrough when referring to themselves and in this context is no longer considered offensive. English informal demonyms



    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.