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- (UK) IPA: /əbˈskjʊə(r)/ or /əbˈskjɔː(r)/
- (US) IPA: /əbˈskjʊr/ or /əbˈskjɝ/
Audio (US) (file)
- Hyphenation: ob‧scure
- If something is obscure, it is not easy to understand.
- The textbook the teacher was using in her class was obscure.
- If something is obscure, it is not bright in color or appearance; it is dull or dark.
- If something is obscure, it is very hard to make out a clear image of it; it is faint; it is unclear or vague.
- If something is obscure, it is hidden; it is out of sight.
- The Johnsons decided to have a date at an obscure retreat.
- If a place where people live is obscure, it is found far away from where most other people live.
- If something is obscure, it is not easily seen; it is inconspicuous.
- The ruby had an obscure flaw in it.
- If somebody is obscure, they are not known; they have no fame and are not notable.
- (not easy to understand): vague, unclear, unintelligible
- (dark): dim, dark, dull
- (faint): faint, vague, unclear, unintelligible
- (person not known): enigmatic, mysterious, unknown
- (not easily seen): inconspicuous, unnoticeable
- (not easy to understand): clear, understandable, intelligible
- (dark, faint): bright, lustrous, intelligible, clear
- (person not known): known, notable, famous
- (not easily seen): conspicuous, noticeable
- (all definitions): unobscure
- (transitive) If someone obscures something, they darken it; they make it faint.
- (transitive) If someone obscures something, they hide it from sight; they put it out of sight.
- The fog obscured the road ahead of Sherry while she was driving.
- The cloud was obscuring the light from the Sun while they moved over the Sun.
- (darken it): lighten