[uh b-skyoo r-i-tee] /əbˈskyʊər ɪ ti/
noun, plural obscurities.
the state or quality of being .
the condition of being unknown:
He lived in obscurity for years before winning acclaim.
uncertainty of meaning or expression; ambiguity.
an unknown or unimportant person or thing.
darkness; dimness; indistinctness.
noun (pl) -ties
the state or quality of being obscure
an obscure person or thing
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.
- Obscurum per obscurius
/əbˈskjʊərəm pɜːr əbˈskjʊərɪəs/ noun 1. another term for ignotum per ignotius
[ob-si-kreyt] /ˈɒb sɪˌkreɪt/ verb (used with object), obsecrated, obsecrating. 1. to entreat solemnly; beseech; supplicate. /ˈɒbsɪˌkreɪt/ verb 1. (transitive) a rare word for beseech
[ob-si-kreyt] /ˈɒb sɪˌkreɪt/ verb (used with object), obsecrated, obsecrating. 1. to entreat solemnly; beseech; supplicate. /ˈɒbsɪˌkreɪt/ verb 1. (transitive) a rare word for beseech n. late 14c., from Latin obsecrationem (nominative obsecratio) “a beseeching, imploring, supplication, entreaty,” noun of action from past participle stem of obsecrare “to beseech, entreat” (on religious grounds), from ob- (see […]
[ob-si-kwuh ns] /ˈɒb sɪ kwəns/ noun 1. willingness or eagerness to comply, please, serve, etc.; obsequiousness.