Dictionary Results for obscure


1. obscure - verb

· make less visible or unclear; "The stars are obscured by the clouds"; "the big elm tree obscures our view of the valley"

Synonym(s): befog, becloud, obnubilate, haze_over, fog, cloud, mist

Hypernym(s): hide, conceal




2. obscure - verb

· make unclear, indistinct, or blurred; "Her remarks confused the debate"; "Their words obnubilate their intentions"

Synonym(s): confuse, blur, obnubilate

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify




3. obscure - verb

· make obscure or unclear; "The distinction was obscured"

Synonym(s): bedim, overcloud

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify




4. obscure - verb

· reduce a vowel to a neutral one, such as a schwa

Hypernym(s): reduce




5. obscure - verb

· make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing; "a hidden message"; "a veiled threat"

Synonym(s): blot_out, obliterate, veil, hide

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify




6. obscure - adjective

· not clearly expressed or understood; "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

Synonym(s): vague




7. obscure - adjective

· 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"

Synonym(s): dark




8. obscure - adjective

· difficult to find; "hidden valleys"; "a hidden cave"; "an obscure retreat"

Synonym(s): hidden




9. obscure - adjective

· not famous or acclaimed; "an obscure family"; "unsung heroes of the war"

Synonym(s): unknown, unsung




10. obscure - adjective

· not drawing attention; "an unnoticeable cigarette burn on the carpet"; "an obscure flaw"

Synonym(s): unnoticeable




11. obscure - adjective

· 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"

Synonym(s): apart, isolated





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