vaporous


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va·por·ous

 (vā′pər-əs)
adj.
1. Relating to or resembling vapor: "They saw wild horses racing on the plain ... leaving in the moonlight a vaporous dust" (Cormac McCarthy).
2.
a. Producing vapors; volatile.
b. Full of vapors.
3. Insubstantial, vague, or ethereal: "the imponderable mysterious and vaporous illusions of twilight" (John C. Powys).
4. Extravagantly fanciful; high-flown: vaporous conjecture.

va′por·os′i·ty (vā′pə-rŏs′ĭ-tē), va′por·ous·ness (-pər-əs-nĭs) n.
va′por·ous·ly adv.

vaporous

(ˈveɪpərəs)
adj
1. resembling or full of vapour
2. (General Physics) another word for vaporific
3. lacking permanence or substance; ephemeral or fanciful
4. given to foolish imaginings
5. dulled or obscured by an atmosphere of vapour
ˈvaporously adv
ˈvaporousness, vaporosity n

va•por•ous

(ˈveɪ pər əs)

adj.
1. having the form of vapor: a vaporous cloud.
2. full of vapor; foggy.
3. giving off or obscured by vapor.
4. diaphanous: vaporous fabrics.
5. vaguely formed, fanciful, or unsubstantial.
[1520–30]
va′por•ous•ly, adv.
va′por•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.vaporous - so thin as to transmit lightvaporous - so thin as to transmit light; "a hat with a diaphanous veil"; "filmy wings of a moth"; "gauzy clouds of dandelion down"; "gossamer cobwebs"; "sheer silk stockings"; "transparent chiffon"; "vaporous silks"
thin - of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section; "thin wire"; "a thin chiffon blouse"; "a thin book"; "a thin layer of paint"
2.vaporous - resembling or characteristic of vaporvaporous - resembling or characteristic of vapor; "vaporous clouds"
gaseous - existing as or having characteristics of a gas; "steam is water is the gaseous state"
3.vaporous - filled with vaporvaporous - filled with vapor; "miasmic jungles"; "a vaporous bog"
cloudy - full of or covered with clouds; "cloudy skies"

vaporous

adjective
So light and insubstantial as to resemble air or a thin film:
Translations

vaporous

[ˈveɪpərəs] ADJvaporoso

vaporous

adj
(= like vapour)dampfförmig; (= full of vapour)dunstig; (= of vapour)Dunst-; vaporous mists rising from the swampDünste, die aus dem Sumpf aufsteigen; vaporous gases round the planetnebelartige Gase um den Planeten
(liter: = fanciful) → nebulös, verblasen (geh)
References in classic literature ?
Down from vague and vaporous heights, little ruffled zigzag milky currents came crawling, and found their way to the verge of one of those tremendous overhanging walls, whence they plunged, a shaft of silver, shivered to atoms in mid-descent and turned to an air puff of luminous dust.
My fear fell from me as if it had been a vaporous garment which dissolved in the warmth.
As need was, therefore, it applied itself lustily to the pipe, and sent forth such abundant volleys of tobacco smoke that the small cottage kitchen became all vaporous.
There is iron-dust on everything; and the smoke is seen through the windows rolling heavily out of the tall chimneys to mingle with the smoke from a vaporous Babylon of other chimneys.
Her mind and body both seemed to have floated into another region of quick-sailing clouds rapidly passing across each other and enveloping everything in a vaporous indistinctness.
He could not but wish that Dorothea should think him not less happy than the world would expect her successful suitor to be; and in relation to his authorship he leaned on her young trust and veneration, he liked to draw forth her fresh interest in listening, as a means of encouragement to himself: in talking to her he presented all his performance and intention with the reflected confidence of the pedagogue, and rid himself for the time of that chilling ideal audience which crowded his laborious uncreative hours with the vaporous pressure of Tartarean shades.
And the house never holds them both within; but always one is without the house passing over the earth, while the other stays at home and waits until the time for her journeying come; and the one holds all-seeing light for them on earth, but the other holds in her arms Sleep the brother of Death, even evil Night, wrapped in a vaporous cloud.
The detonation of the thunder and the glare of lightning through an occasional rift in the vaporous wall proclaimed the continued fury of the tempest upon the surface of the sea; but we, far above it all, rode in comparative ease upon the upper gale.
The yellow glare from the shop-windows streamed out into the steamy, vaporous air, and threw a murky, shifting radiance across the crowded thoroughfare.
Bassett, with his own eyes, saw colour and colours transform into sound till the whole visible surface of the vast sphere was a-crawl and titillant and vaporous with what he could not tell was colour or was sound.
A vaporous veil of mist seemed to have taken the place of the darkness.
Put the everlasting stove in the midst; hot, and suffocating, and vaporous, as a witch's cauldron.