Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Advanced Dictionary    
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
obscurity

ob·scu·ri·ty

obscurity

pronunciation:
b skyuh rih ti
part of speech: noun
inflections: obscurities
definition 1: the state or condition of being dark or dim.
It was impossible to make out the man's face in the obscurity of the cellar.
definition 2: the state or condition of being unknown.
As an artist, he was rescued from obscurity when one of his works turned up in a famous collection.
antonyms:
celebrity, fame, glory, limelight
similar words:
ambiguity, opacity
definition 3: that which is obscure.
antonyms:
clarity