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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.
  5. Obscurity.
  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.

Synonyms:

smear, enigmatic, outlying, dingy, dapple, knowledge, unknown, cloud, questionable, benight, inconceivable, fog, morose, arcane, unobtrusive, distant, dishonorable, drab, equivocal, definite, multiform, glum, uncertain, moody, uncertain, oracular, back, overcast, unvalued, covered, entangled, blot out, mist over, drear, befog, undefined, lonely, equivocal, concealed, doubtful, hide out, fox, apart, cabalistic, corrupt, confuse, certain, sour, mottle, out-of-the-way, put off, misty, caliginous, disconsolate, smudge, clear, cloud up, unfathomable, indecisive, irrelevant, unreadable, unconspicuous, lonesome, invisible, secretive, coloured, illogical, blear, indeterminate, jumble, hidden, mingled, kill, unsung, light, undistinct, hide, solitary, unheard-of, inscrutable, unnoticeable, inconspicuous, near, rare, nebulous, disconcert, saturnine, fuddle, cloud over, overcloud, wispy, mix up, secret, conglomerate, defile, flurry, sully, inexplicit, blue, humble, sullen, dubious, cryptic, isolated, unclear, cryptic, glaze over, grim, manifold, obliterate, dark, inglorious, out of sight, tangled, removed, unconnected, mixed, confound, throw, unappreciated, profound, haze over, sorry, bedim, benight, efface, sinister, uncomprehensible, compound, dour, obnubilate, secluded, dark-skinned, becloud, unnamed, insoluble, non-white, retired, see, composite, smutch, bedevil, film over, glowering, benighted, blur, faint, heterogeneous, ambiguous, bleary, shroud, incomprehensible, slur, esoteric, esoteric, unidentified, befuddle, insular, taint, discombobulate, ambiguous, clear, deep, mist, inexplicable, confusing, vague, wipe out, unseen, nameless, strange, remote.

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