Last modified on 10 February 2013, at 16:31
vapour + -ous
vaporous (comparative more vaporous, superlative most vaporous)
- 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.