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Obscure meaning

obscure - 13 dictionary results

  1. 1. make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing; " a hidden message"; " a veiled threat"
  2. 2. make unclear, indistinct, or blurred; " Her remarks confused the debate"; " Their words obnubilate their intentions"
  3. 3. Covered over, shaded, or darkened; destitute of light; imperfectly illuminated; dusky; dim.
  4. 4. Of or pertaining to darkness or night; inconspicuous to the sight; indistinctly seen; hidden; retired; remote from observation; unnoticed.
  5. 5. Not noticeable; humble; mean.
  6. 6. Not easily understood; not clear or legible; abstruse or blind; as, an obscure passage or inscription.
  7. 7. Not clear, full, or distinct; clouded; imperfect; as, an obscure view of remote objects.
  8. 8. To render obscure; to darken; to make dim; to keep in the dark; to hide; to make less visible, intelligible, legible, glorious, beautiful, or illustrious.
  9. 9. To conceal one's self; to hide; to keep dark.
  10. 10. Obscurity.
  11. 11. Dark; indistinct; not easily understood; unknown; humble.
  12. 12. Obscuration.
  13. 13. To darken; make less plain.

obscure - examples of usage

  1. Plonville standing amazed, dropped his implements, and stole to the somewhat obscure little window.
  2. She thought how obscure he still was to her, save only that more and more constantly he appeared to her a fire burning through its smoke, a source of life. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. In like manner a woman made the policy of an obscure farmer a success. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
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