Found 3 items, similar to obscure.
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English → English
adj 1: not clearly understood or expressed; “an obscure turn of
; “an impulse to go off and fight certain
obscure battles of his own spirit”
“their descriptions of human behavior become vague,
dull, and unclear”
- P.A.Sorokin; “vague...forms of
speech...have so long passed for mysteries of
- John Locke [syn: vague
2: 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”
3: difficult to find; “hidden valleys”
; “a hidden cave”
4: not famous or acclaimed; “an obscure family”
; “unsung heroes
of the war”
5: not drawing attention; “an unnoticeable cigarette burn on
; “an obscure flaw”
6: 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
v 1: make less visible or unclear; “The stars are obscured by the
, haze over
2: make unclear, indistinct, or blurred; “Her remarks confused
; “Their words obnubilate their intentions”
3: make obscure or unclear; “The distinction was obscured”
4: make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or
concealing; “a hidden message”
; “a veiled threat”
[syn: blot out
5: make difficult to perceive by sight; “The foliage of the
huge tree obscures the view of the lake”
English → English
([o^]b*sk[=u]r"), v. i.
To conceal one's self; to hide; to keep dark. [Obs.]
How! There's bad news.
I must obscure, and hear it. --Beau. & Fl.
Obscurity. [Obs.] --Milton.
([o^]b*sk[=u]r"), a. [Compar. Obscurer
([o^]b*sk[=u]r"[~e]r); superl. Obscurest
.] [L. obscurus,
orig., covered; ob- (see Ob-
) + a root probably meaning, to
cover; cf. L. scutum shield, Skr. sku to cover: cf. F.
obscur. Cf. Sky
1. Covered over, shaded, or darkened; destitute of light;
imperfectly illuminated; dusky; dim.
His lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.
2. Of or pertaining to darkness or night; inconspicuous to
the sight; indistinctly seen; hidden; retired; remote from
The obscure bird
Clamored the livelong night. --Shak.
The obscure corners of the earth. --Sir J.
3. Not noticeable; humble; mean. “O base and obscure
--Shak. “An obscure person.”
4. Not easily understood; not clear or legible; abstruse or
incomprehensible; as, an obscure passage or inscription.
5. Not clear, full, or distinct; clouded; imperfect; as, an
obscure view of remote objects.
(Opt.), those rays which are not luminous or
visible, and which in the spectrum are beyond the limits
of the visible portion.
Syn: Dark; dim; darksome; dusky; shadowy; misty; abstruse;
intricate; difficult; mysterious; retired; unnoticed;
unknown; humble; mean; indistinct.
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Obscured
([o^]b*sk[=u]rd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Obscuring
obscurare, fr. obscurus: cf. OF. obscurer. See Obscure
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.
They are all couched in a pit hard by Herne's oak, with
obscured lights. --Shak.
Why, 't is an office of discovery, love,
And I should be obscured. --Shak.
There is scarce any duty which has been so obscured by
the writings of learned men as this. --Wake.
And seest not sin obscures thy godlike frame? --Dryden.