|1.||[ adjective ] not clearly understood or expressed|
"an indeterminate turn of phrase" "an impulse to go off and fight certain obscure battles of his own spirit"-Anatole Broyard "their descriptions of human behavior become vague, dull, and unclear"- P.A.Sorokin
|2.||[ verb ] make less visible or unclear|
|Synonyms:||befog cloud fog haze_over mist obnubilate becloud|
"The stars are obscured by the clouds"
|Related terms:||hide overshadow daze|
|3.||[ verb ] make unclear, indistinct, or blurred|
|Synonyms:||blur obnubilate confuse|
"Her remarks confused the debate" "Their words obnubilate their intentions"
|Related terms:||clarify change muddy mistake confuse|
|4.||[ verb ] make obscure or unclear|
"The distinction was obscured"
|Related terms:||clarify change shadow eclipse mystify|
|5.||[ adjective ] marked by difficulty of style or expression|
"much that was dark is now quite clear to me" "those who do not appreciate Kafka's work say his style is obscure"
|6.||[ adjective ] not drawing attention|
"an unnoticeable cigarette burn on the carpet" "an obscure flaw"
|7.||[ adjective ] not famous or acclaimed|
"an obscure family" "unsung heroes of the war"
|8.||[ adjective ] remote and separate physically or socially|
"existed over the centuries as a world apart" "preserved because they inhabited a place apart"- W.H.Hudson "tiny isolated villages remote from centers of civilization" "an obscure village"
|9.||[ verb ] make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing|
|Synonyms:||blot_out obliterate veil hide|
"a hidden message" "a veiled threat"
|Related terms:||change concealment|
|10.||[ adjective ] difficult to find|
"hidden valleys" "a hidden cave" "an obscure retreat"
|11.||[ verb ] make difficult to perceive by sight|
"The foliage of the huge tree obscures the view of the lake"