Definitions for obscure

Definitions for (verb) obscure

Main entry: overcloud, obscure, bedim

Definition: make obscure or unclear

Usage: The distinction was obscured

Main entry: obliterate, obscure, veil, blot out, hide

Definition: make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing

Usage: a hidden message; a veiled threat

Main entry: obscure

Definition: reduce a vowel to a neutral one, such as a schwa

Main entry: obnubilate, obscure, confuse, blur

Definition: make unclear, indistinct, or blurred

Usage: Her remarks confused the debate; Their words obnubilate their intentions

Main entry: obnubilate, obscure, mist, befog, becloud, cloud, fog, haze over

Definition: make less visible or unclear

Usage: The stars are obscured by the clouds; the big elm tree obscures our view of the valley

Definitions for (adj) obscure

Main entry: obscure, vague

Definition: not clearly understood or expressed

Usage: 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...forms of speech...have so long passed for mysteries of science- John Locke

Main entry: dark, obscure

Definition: marked by difficulty of style or expression

Usage: much that was dark is now quite clear to me; those who do not appreciate Kafka's work say his style is obscure

Main entry: isolated, apart, obscure

Definition: remote and separate physically or socially

Usage: 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

Main entry: unnoticeable, obscure

Definition: not drawing attention

Usage: an unnoticeable cigarette burn on the carpet; an obscure flaw

Main entry: unsung, unknown, obscure

Definition: not famous or acclaimed

Usage: an obscure family; unsung heroes of the war

Main entry: obscure, hidden

Definition: difficult to find

Usage: hidden valleys; a hidden cave; an obscure retreat

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