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1. obscure

adjective. ['əbsˈkjʊr'] not clearly understood or expressed.

Synonyms

  • unclear

Antonyms

  • clear up
  • brighten

Etymology

  • obscur (French)
  • obscurus (Latin)

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How do you pronounce obscure?

Pronounce obscure as əbˈskjʊr.

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Example sentences of the word obscure


1. Verb, base form
Plant vines like ivy around the base of the trellis to obscure the shed.

2. Adjective
To make it more challenging, come up with a few obscure items for each topic.

3. Noun, singular or mass
It is easily recognisable by its obscure colours, patterns and abstract style.

Quotes containing the word obscure


1. God does not play dice with the universe; He plays an ineffable game of His own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of any of the other players [i.e. everybody], to being involved in an obscure and complex variant of poker in a pitch-dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a Dealer who won't tell you the rules, and who smiles all the time.
- Terry Pratchett, Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

2. Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! - I have as much soul as you, - and full as much heart! And if God had gifted me with some beauty and much wealth, I should have made it as hard for you to leave me, as it is now for me to leave you!
- Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

3. There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure truth.
- Maya Angelou

2. obscure

verb. ['əbsˈkjʊr'] make less visible or unclear.

Synonyms

  • obnubilate
  • overshadow
  • fog
  • mist
  • becloud
  • hide
  • befog
  • haze over
  • conceal

Antonyms

  • magnetise
  • naturalize
  • occidentalize
  • inactivate

Etymology

  • obscur (French)
  • obscurus (Latin)

3. obscure

verb. ['əbsˈkjʊr'] make obscure or unclear.

Synonyms

  • bedim
  • modify
  • change
  • overcloud

Antonyms

  • demilitarise
  • transitivize
  • decontaminate
  • clean

Etymology

  • obscur (French)
  • obscurus (Latin)

4. obscure

adjective. ['əbsˈkjʊr'] marked by difficulty of style or expression.

Synonyms

  • dark
  • uncomprehensible

Antonyms

  • reality
  • unveil
  • focus

Etymology

  • obscur (French)
  • obscurus (Latin)

5. obscure

verb. ['əbsˈkjʊr'] make unclear, indistinct, or blurred.

Synonyms

  • muddy
  • confuse
  • alter
  • modify
  • change
  • blur
  • confound

Antonyms

  • discolor
  • accelerate
  • tune
  • denazify

Etymology

  • obscur (French)
  • obscurus (Latin)

6. obscure

adjective. ['əbsˈkjʊr'] remote and separate physically or socially.

Synonyms

  • apart
  • unconnected

Antonyms

  • deconcentrate
  • destabilize
  • enable

Etymology

  • obscur (French)
  • obscurus (Latin)

7. obscure

verb. ['əbsˈkjʊr'] reduce a vowel to a neutral one, such as a schwa.

Antonyms

  • thin

Etymology

  • obscur (French)
  • obscurus (Latin)

8. obscure

adjective. ['əbsˈkjʊr'] difficult to find.

Synonyms

  • concealed

Antonyms

  • sensitise
  • destabilise

Etymology

  • obscur (French)
  • obscurus (Latin)

9. obscure

verb. ['əbsˈkjʊr'] make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing.

Synonyms

  • alter
  • blot out
  • modify
  • mystify
  • veil
  • change
  • obliterate
  • hide

Antonyms

  • unstring
  • stabilize
  • better
  • assimilate

Etymology

  • obscur (French)
  • obscurus (Latin)

10. obscure

adjective. ['əbsˈkjʊr'] not famous or acclaimed.

Synonyms

  • inglorious
  • unknown

Antonyms

  • increase
  • demilitarize
  • dehydrogenate

Etymology

  • obscur (French)
  • obscurus (Latin)
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