obscure definition

  • adjective:
    • Deficient in light; dark.
    • therefore faintly perceptible concerning absence obvious delineation; indistinct. See Synonyms at dark.
    • Indistinctly heard; light.
    • Linguistics obtaining the reduced, natural noise represented by schwa (ə).
    • not even close to facilities of adult population: an obscure town.
    • off picture; concealed: an obscure retreat.
    • perhaps not easily noticed or seen; hidden: an obscure flaw.
    • Of undistinguished or humble section or reputation: an obscure poet; an obscure household.
    • perhaps not clearly understood or expressed; uncertain or obscure: "an impulse going down and combat particular obscure battles of his or her own spirit” ( Anatole Broyard). See Synonyms at uncertain.
    • black, light or indistinct.
    • concealed, out-of picture or hidden.
    • tough to understand.
    • Covered over, shaded, or darkened; destitute of light; imperfectly illuminated; dusky; dim.
    • Of or related to darkness or evening; hidden on picture; indistinctly seen; hidden; retired; remote from observance; unnoticed.
    • perhaps not noticeable; modest; mean.
    • maybe not effortlessly recognized; unclear or legible; abstruse or incomprehensible.
    • Not clear, full, or distinct; clouded; imperfect.
    • remote and separate physically or socially
    • not drawing interest
    • difficult to find
    • not famous or acclaimed
    • marked by difficulty of style or appearance
    • not demonstrably understood or expressed
  • verb-transitive:
    • which will make dim or indistinct: Smog obscured our view. See Synonyms at block.
    • To conceal in obscurity; hide: "Unlike the origins of most nations, The United States's beginnings are not obscured when you look at the mists of the time” ( Nationwide Assessment).
    • Linguistics to cut back (a vowel) to your natural noise represented by schwa (ə).
    • To render obscure; to darken; to help make dim; to help keep in the dark; to hide; to create less noticeable, intelligible, readable, marvelous, gorgeous, or illustrious.
  • noun:
    • anything obscure or unidentified.
    • Obscurity.
    • Obscurity.
  • verb:
    • To darken, make faint etc.
    • to cover, put-out of sight etc.
    • make obscure or ambiguous
    • make less visible or not clear
    • make unclear, indistinct, or blurred
    • decrease a vowel to a neutral one, particularly a schwa
    • make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or hiding
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To hide a person's self; to cover up; to help keep dark.
  • others:
    • black; deprived of light; therefore, murky; gloomy; dismal.
    • surviving in darkness; pertaining to darkness or night.
    • Not capable of being obviously seen, because of deficient illumination.
    • thus In logic, unclear, as a concept; perhaps not greatly distinguished from other people.
    • Not perspicuous, as a writing or speech; maybe not easily grasped, due to faultiness of phrase.
    • Hidden; resigned; remote from observance: since, an obscure town.
    • Unknown to popularity; unnoticed; hence, simple; lowly: because, an obscure curate.
    • In entomology: Not distinct: as, obscure punctures.
    • unclear; lifeless or semi-opaque: as, obscure green or purple.
    • Synonyms Dark, dim, darksome, dusky, rayless, murky.
    • 4 and Obscure, Doubtful, questionable, uncertain, Equivocal; difficult, complex, vague, mystical, enigmatical. Regarding this is of some thing said or written, obscure is general, becoming created upon the figure of light which can be inadequate allow someone to see with any clearness; this figure remains experienced in every the utilizes regarding the term. Doubtful is literal, meaning filled with doubt, rather impossible of decision or dedication, on account of insufficient understanding. Dubious could be the identical to skeptical, but has a tendency to the special meaning of that doubtfulness which involves anxiety or suspicion: because, questionable fight; questionable customers; a dubious personality. Uncertain pertains to the utilization of terms, intentionally or else, in a fashion that makes certainty of explanation impossible; nonetheless it can be utilized various other contacts: as, an ambiguous look. Equivocal relates to that which is ambiguous by deliberate intention. See darkness.
    • Unhonored, inglorious.
    • to pay for and turn off from view; conceal; hide.
    • To darken or make dark; dim.
    • To rob of luster or glory; outshine; eclipse; depreciate; disparage; belittle.
    • To make doubtful or unintelligible; render indistinct or tough of comprehension or explanation; disguise.
    • to cover; conceal your self.

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