What is another word for vaporous?

Pronunciation: [vˈe͡ɪpəɹəs] (IPA)

Vaporous is a descriptive term that describes something that's airy, gaseous, or insubstantial. Some synonyms for vaporous that come to mind include misty, hazy, foggy, cloudy, and smoky. These terms can refer to the visual appearance of something that's vaporous, such as the mist rising off a lake or the smoke wafting from a chimney. Other synonyms for vaporous might describe the feeling or mood associated with something that's insubstantial, such as dreamy, ethereal, or intangible. Ultimately, the choice of synonym will depend on the context and connotation of the original term, as well as the writer's intention in using the word.

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What are the hypernyms for Vaporous?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for vaporous?

Vaporous is an adjective used to describe something that is hazy, misty, or lacking in substance. Its antonyms are words that mean the opposite of vaporous, such as solid, firm, dense, substantial, and tangible. These words suggest a more concrete, visible, and palpable object or idea. So, while vaporous implies a lack of form or clarity, its antonyms describe things that are resolute, sturdy, and perceptible. Other antonyms for vaporous include material, substantial, hard, and solid. Each of these words conveys a sense of something that is stable, firm, and real, in contrast to the elusive and intangible quality of vaporous.

What are the antonyms for Vaporous?

Usage examples for Vaporous

Near the shore the sea had been beaten into a muddy brown; then that melted into a cold green farther out; and that again deepened and deepened until it was lost in a narrow line of ominous purple, black just where the sea met the vague and vaporous gray sky.
"The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols"
William Black
It was sheer blind chaos to the sight, and you might have supposed that the brig was in the midst of some enormous vaporous turmoil, so illusive and indefinable were the shadows of the storm-tormented night-one block of blackness melting into another, with sometimes an extraordinary faintness of light speeding along the dark sky like to the dim reflection of a lanthorn flinging its radiance from afar, which no doubt must have been the reflection of some particular bright and extensive bed of foam upon a sooty belly on high, hanging lower than the other clouds.
"The Frozen Pirate"
W. Clark Russell
But to make it practically available we must know something of the principles by which it works-that it is not a mere vaporous indefinable influence floating around and subject to no known laws, but that on the contrary, it follows laws as uncompromising as those of mathematics, while at the same time allowing unlimited freedom to the individual.
"The Law and the Word"
Thomas Troward

Famous quotes with Vaporous

  • A legion of horribles, hundreds in number, half naked or clad in costumes attic or biblical or wardrobed out of a fevered dream with the skins of animals and silk finery and pieces of uniform still tracked with the blood of prior owners, coats of slain dragoons, frogged and braided cavalry jackets, one in a stovepipe hat and one with an umbrella and one in white stockings and a bloodstained weddingveil and some in headgear of cranefeathers or rawhide helmets that bore the horns of bull or buffalo and one in a pigeontailed coat worn backwards and otherwise naked and one in the armor of a spanish conquistador, the breastplate and pauldrons deeply dented with old blows of mace or saber done in another country by men whose very bones were dust and many with their braids spliced up with the hair of other beasts until they trailed upon the ground and their horses’ ears and tails worked with bits of brightly colored cloth and one whose horse’s whole head was painted crimson red and all the horsemen’s faces gaudy and grotesque with daubings like a company of mounted clowns, death hilarious, all howling in a barbarous tongue and riding down upon them like a horde from a hell more horrible yet than the brimstone land of Christian reckoning, screeching and yammering and clothed in smoke like those vaporous beings in regions beyond right knowing where the eye wanders and the lip jerks and drools.
    Cormac McCarthy
  • this England of the Year 1200 was no chimerical vacuity or dreamland, peopled with mere vaporous Fantasms, Rymer's Foedera, and Doctrines of the Constitution, but a green solid place, that grew corn and several other things. The Sun shone on it; the vicissitude of seasons and human fortunes. Cloth was woven and worn; ditches were dug, furrowfields ploughed, and houses built. Day by day all men and cattle rose to labour, and night by night returned home weary to their several lairs. In wondrous Dualism, then as now, lived nations of breathing men; alternating, in all ways, between Light and Dark; between joy and sorrow, between rest and toil, between hope, hope reaching high as Heaven, and fear deep as very Hell.
    Thomas Carlyle
  • The start of work means the end to freedom, but also to doubt, intensity and wayward desires. The accountant’s ten thousand possibilities have been reduced to an agreeable handful. She has a business card which she hands over in meetings and which tells other people—and, more meaningfully perhaps, reminds her—that she is a Business Unit Senior manager, rather than a vaporous transient consciousness in an incidental universe. How satisfying it is to be held in check by the assumptions of colleagues, instead of being forced to contemplate, in the loneliness of the early hours, all that one might have been and now never will be. … Life is no longer mysterious, sad, haunting, touching, confusing or melancholy; it is a practical stage for clear-eyed action.
    Alain de Botton

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