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Definition of Obscure

Obscure

  1. Covered over, shaded, or darkened; destitute of light; imperfectly illuminated; dusky; dim.
  2. Of or pertaining to darkness or night; inconspicuous to the sight; indistinctly seen; hidden; retired; remote from observation; unnoticed.
  3. Not noticeable; humble; mean.
  4. Not easily understood; not clear or legible; abstruse or blind; as, an obscure passage or inscription.
  5. Not clear, full, or distinct; clouded; imperfect; as, an obscure view of remote objects.
  6. 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.
  7. To conceal one's self; to hide; to keep dark.
  8. Obscurity.

Obscure Quotations

Be obscure clearly.
E. B. White

The notion of the single man began in the 1950's. The idea of the bachelor as a separate life was new and obscure.
Hugh Hefner

The purpose of writing is to inflate weak ideas, obscure pure reasoning, and inhibit clarity. With a little practice, writing can be an intimidating and impenetrable fog!
Bill Watterson

For my birthday my husband learned to cook and is cooking one day a week for me. But he only likes to do fancy dishes. So we end up with weird, obscure things in the refrigerator.
Cheryl Hines

Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it.
Blaise Pascal
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Obscure Translations

obscure in Dutch is onbekend, obscuur, donker
obscure in Italian is ermetico
obscure in Latin is ignotus
obscure in Portuguese is obscuro
obscure in Spanish is disimular, umbrio
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