Obscurity



[uh b-skyoo r-i-tee] /əbˈskyʊər ɪ ti/

noun, plural obscurities.
1.
the state or quality of being .
2.
the condition of being unknown:
He lived in obscurity for years before winning acclaim.
3.
uncertainty of meaning or expression; ambiguity.
4.
an unknown or unimportant person or thing.
5.
darkness; dimness; indistinctness.
/əbˈskjʊərɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
the state or quality of being obscure
2.
an obscure person or thing
n.

late 15c., “absence of light;” 1610s with meaning “condition of being unknown;” from obscure (adj.) + -ity; or else from Middle French obscurité, variant of Old French oscureté “darkness, gloom; vagueness, confusion; insignificance” (14c.), from Latin obscuritatem (nominative obscuritas) “darkness, indistinctness, uncertainty,” from obscurus.

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