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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

There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth.
Maya Angelou

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

I give the fight up: let there be an end, a privacy, an obscure nook for me. I want to be forgotten even by God.
Robert Browning

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

Bob Dylan has always sealed his decisions with the unexplainable. His motives for withholding the release of the magnificent 'Basement Tapes' will be as forever obscure as Brian Wilson's reasons for the destruction of the tapes for 'Smile.'
Jon Landau
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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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