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obscure

ob·scure

obscure

 
 
pronunciation:
b skyuhr
parts of speech:
adjective, verb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: obscurer, obscurest
definition 1: hard to see or not distinct.
The obscure figure in the fog might have been a dog.
 
synonyms:
dim, faint
antonyms:
clear, plain
similar words:
hazy
definition 2: not famous or little known.
Although he was an obscure author, he wrote beautiful poetry.We like to vacation in obscure areas.
synonyms:
inconspicuous
antonyms:
distinguished, famous, well-known
similar words:
hidden, insignificant, unheard-of
definition 3: not clear in meaning or expression.
Her obscure style of writing makes her poems difficult to understand.
synonyms:
uncertain
antonyms:
apparent, clear, obvious
similar words:
cloudy, indefinite, murky
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: obscured, obscures, obscuring
definition: to dim or conceal.
Clouds obscured our view of the stars last night.
synonyms:
obstruct
antonyms:
enhance, reveal
similar words:
block, blur, cloud, conceal, cover, darken, dim, fog, mask, screen, weaken
derivations: obscuredly (adv.), obscurely (adv.), obscureness (n.)
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