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  Definition of obscure
  1. make obscure or unclear; "The distinction was obscured"
  2. make difficult to perceive by sight; "The foliage of the huge tree obscures the view of the lake"
  3. make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing; "a hidden message"; "a veiled threat"
  4. make unclear, indistinct, or blurred; "Her remarks confused the debate"; "Their words obnubilate their intentions"
  5. make less visible or unclear; "The stars are obscured by the clouds"
  6. not clearly understood or expressed; "an obscure turn of phrase"; "an impulse to go off and fight certain obscure battles of his own spirit"-Anatole Broyard; "their descriptions of human behavior become vague, dull, and unclear"- P.A.Sorokin; "vague...for
  7. marked by difficulty of style or expression; "much that was dark is now quite clear to me"; "those who do not appreciate Kafka''s work say his style is obscure"
  8. remote and separate physically or socially; "existed over the centuries as a world apart"; "preserved because they inhabited a place apart"- W.H.Hudson; "tiny isolated villages remote from centers of civilization"; "an obscure village"
  9. not drawing attention; "an unnoticeable cigarette burn on the carpet"; "an obscure flaw"
  10. not famous or acclaimed; "an obscure family"; "unsung heroes of the war"
  11. difficult to find; "hidden valleys"; "a hidden cave"; "an obscure retreat"
Similar Words: bedim, overcloud, benight, blot out, obliterate, veil, hide, confuse, blur, obnubilate, befog, becloud, haze over, fog, cloud, mist, vague, dark, apart(p), isolated, unnoticeable, unknown, unsung, hidden

 

Hyponyms: mystify, eclipse, shadow, shade, shade off, muddy, overshadow

 

Grouped Verbs: confuse, confound

 

Derivational Morphology: concealment, concealing, hiding, daze, fog, haze, fogginess, murk, murkiness

 

Anagrams: Buceros

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 不清楚   Dutch: duister  
Finnish: hämärä   French: obscur  
German: obskur   Hungarian: kétes hírű  
Italian: oscuro   Japanese: 朦朧  
Korean: 애매한   Polish: ciemny  
Portuguese: obscuro   Russian: тёмный  
Spanish: obscuro   Swedish: mörk  
 
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