An example of nebulous is a plan that doesn't describe the intended outcome.
An example of nebulous is a star cluster.
Nebulous assurances of future cooperation.
Origin of nebulous
- Middle English from Latin nebulōsus from nebula cloud nebh- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English, from Latin nebulÅsus (“full of mist, foggy, cloudy"), from nebula (“mist, vapour, cloud"), from Proto-Indo-European *nÃ©bÊ°os (“cloud, vapor, fog, moist, sky"). Cognate with Ancient Greek Î½ÎÏ†Î¿Ï‚ (nÃ©phos, “cloud"), Old High German nebul (“cloud, fog") (German Nebel), Old English nifol, neowol (“dark, gloomy, obscure, precipitous, prone"). More at neveling, nuel.