[ UK /ɒbskjˈɔː/ ]
[ US /əbˈskjʊɹ/ ]
[ US /əbˈskjʊɹ/ ]
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
remote and separate physically or socially
preserved because they inhabited a place apart
tiny isolated villages remote from centers of civilization
an obscure village
existed over the centuries as a world apart
not drawing attention
an obscure flaw
an unnoticeable cigarette burn on the carpet
difficult to find
an obscure retreat
a hidden cave
not famous or acclaimed
an obscure family
unsung heroes of the war
not clearly expressed or understood
their descriptions of human behavior become vague, dull, and unclear
an obscure turn of phrase
an impulse to go off and fight certain obscure battles of his own spirit
vague...forms of speech...have so long passed for mysteries of science
make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing
a veiled threat
a hidden message
- reduce a vowel to a neutral one, such as a schwa
make obscure or unclear
The distinction was obscured
make less visible or unclear
the big elm tree obscures our view of the valley
The stars are obscured by the clouds
make unclear, indistinct, or blurred
Her remarks confused the debate
Their words obnubilate their intentions
How To Use obscure In A Sentence
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- The highly textured surface of these poems does not, however, obscure the continuous emotional undercurrent.
- Only Bartoli could have made best-selling albums out of obscure arias by Scarlatti, Vivaldi and Gluck.
- This initially meant they were loath to adopt a reportage style, preferring empty streets and unobscured buildings, with people represented only to provide an area of scale or as pure portraiture.
- Unless a member of the Vanguard or the Scarlet Scholars (both groups paying attention to what most consider obscure and nigh-useless knowledge), even most paranormal agents active today have only heard of the Bleak Baron Frederick or his granduncle Wolfgang and their works on fighting monsters. The Codex Continual » The Von Baurs
- White cap set her up long hair and half of his face is obscured, but felt she must be very beautiful, breathtaking beauty!
- From its reputation as a cure-all, comes the obscure name of the plant ‘tutsan’ which is a corruption of the French La toute-saine - meaning ‘all-heal’.
- So much the better if you have a cache of slightly obscure references that you can dispense, especially if these bear only tangential relationship to what you are discussing.
- Men have been unwearied in their efforts to obscure the plain, simple meaning of the Scriptures, and to make them contradict their own testimony; but like the ark upon the billowy deep, the word of God outrides the storms that threaten it with destruction. The Great Controversy Between Christ and Satan
- His time in the war rose between us like a vaporous cloud that silenced his pain and obscured my ability to understand it.