Definition of obscure :
1. Covered over, shaded, or darkened; destitute of light; imperfectly illuminated; dusky; dim.
2. Not clear, full, or distinct; clouded; imperfect; as, an obscure view of remote objects.
3. Not easily understood; not clear or legible; abstruse or blind; as, an obscure passage or inscription.
4. Not noticeable; humble; mean.
6. Of or pertaining to darkness or night; inconspicuous to the sight; indistinctly seen; hidden; retired; remote from observation; unnoticed.
7. To conceal one's self; to hide; to keep dark.
8. 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.
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conceal (part of speech: verb)
opaque (part of speech: adjective)
confuse (part of speech: verb)
dark (part of speech: adjective)
chaotic (part of speech: adjective)
shapeless, disorganized, cluttered, lawless, inexact, insane, inchoate, confused, disarrayed, tumultuous, inconsistent, out of control, embroiled, deformed, perturbed, unruly, deranged, undisciplined, wild, loose, formless, lax, chaotic, tempestuous, disconnected, discomposed, disordered, rambunctious, incoherent, blurry, indefinite, messy, muddled, jumbled, irregular, frantic, fuzzy, frenzied, amorphous, disorderly, anarchical, disheveled, indistinct, uneven, anarchistic, disintegrated
shade (part of speech: verb)
complex (part of speech: adjective)
obscure (part of speech: verb)
darken (part of speech: verb)
dim (part of speech: verb)
blacken (part of speech: verb)
- The origin of the custom is obscure. - "The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II", R. V. Russell.
- The son of the old King's daughter, by a secret marriage, his childhood and early youth have been obscure, and he comes into his kingdom suddenly. - "Oscar Wilde", Leonard Cresswell Ingleby.
- My waking life, he writes, has much of the confusion, the trouble, and obscure perplexity of an ill dream. - "Charles Lamb", Barry Cornwall.