Definition of Obscure in English :
Define Obscure in English
Obscure meaning in English
Meaning of Obscure in English
Pronunciation of Obscure in English
Obscure pronunciation in English
Pronounce Obscure in Englishsee synonyms of obscure
make less visible or unclear
Example Sentences:'The stars are obscured by the clouds''the big elm tree obscures our view of the valley'
make unclear, indistinct, or blurred
Example Sentences:'Her remarks confused the debate''Their words obnubilate their intentions'
make obscure or unclear
Example Sentences:'The distinction was obscured'
reduce a vowel to a neutral one, such as a schwa
make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing
Example Sentences:'a hidden message''a veiled threat'
6. obscure, vague
not clearly understood or expressed
Example Sentences:'an obscure turn of phrase''an impulse to go off and fight certain obscure battles of his own spirit''their descriptions of human behavior become vague, dull, and unclear''vague...forms of speech...have so long passed for mysteries of science'
7. dark, obscure
marked by difficulty of style or expression
Example Sentences:'much that was dark is now quite clear to me''those who do not appreciate Kafka's work say his style is obscure'
8. hidden, obscure
difficult to find
Example Sentences:'hidden valleys''a hidden cave''an obscure retreat'
not famous or acclaimed
Example Sentences:'an obscure family''unsung heroes of the war'
10. obscure, unnoticeable
not drawing attention
Example Sentences:'an unnoticeable cigarette burn on the carpet''an obscure flaw'
remote and separate physically or socially
Example Sentences:'existed over the centuries as a world apart''preserved because they inhabited a place apart''tiny isolated villages remote from centers of civilization''an obscure village'
WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.
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