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Obscure

Ob`scure´   Pronunciation: ǒb`skūrd´
a.1.
1.Covered over, shaded, or darkened; destitute of light; imperfectly illuminated; dusky; dim.
His lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.
- Prov. xx. 20.
2.Of or pertaining to darkness or night; inconspicuous to the sight; indistinctly seen; hidden; retired; remote from observation; unnoticed.
The obscure bird
Clamored the livelong night.
- Shak.
The obscure corners of the earth.
- Sir J. Davies.
3.Not noticeable; humble; mean.
4.Not easily understood; not clear or legible; abstruse or incomprehensible; as, an obscure passage or inscription.
5.Not clear, full, or distinct; clouded; imperfect; as, an obscure view of remote objects.
Obscure rays
(Opt.) those rays which are not luminous or visible, and which in the spectrum are beyond the limits of the visible portion.
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Obscured (ǒb*skūrd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Obscuring.]
v. i.1.To conceal one's self; to hide; to keep dark.
How! There's bad news.
I must obscure, and hear it.
- Beau. & Fl.
n.1.Obscurity.
Verb1.obscure - make less visible or unclear; "The stars are obscured by the clouds"
2.obscure - make unclear, indistinct, or blurred; "Her remarks confused the debate"; "Their words obnubilate their intentions"
Synonyms: obnubilate, blur, confuse
3.obscure - make obscure or unclear; "The distinction was obscured"
Synonyms: bedim, overcloud
4.obscure - make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing; "a hidden message"; "a veiled threat"
5.obscure - make difficult to perceive by sight; "The foliage of the huge tree obscures the view of the lake"
Synonyms: bedim, benight
Adj.1.obscure - not clearly understood or expressed; "an obscure 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; "vague...forms of speech...have so long passed for mysteries of science"- John Locke
Synonyms: vague
2.obscure - 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"
Synonyms: dark
3.obscure - difficult to find; "hidden valleys"; "a hidden cave"; "an obscure retreat"
Synonyms: hidden
4.obscure - not famous or acclaimed; "an obscure family"; "unsung heroes of the war"
Synonyms: unsung, unknown
5.obscure - not drawing attention; "an unnoticeable cigarette burn on the carpet"; "an obscure flaw"
Synonyms: unnoticeable
6.obscure - 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"
Synonyms: apart, isolated
OBSCURE - "A Formal Description of the Specification Language OBSCURE", J. Loeckx, TR A85/15, U Saarlandes, Saarbrucken, 1985.
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