[uh b-skyoo r] /əbˈskyʊər/
adjective, obscurer, obscurest.
(of meaning) not clear or plain; ambiguous, vague, or uncertain:
an obscure sentence in the contract.
not clear to the understanding; hard to perceive:
(of language, style, a speaker, etc.) not expressing the meaning clearly or plainly.
indistinct to the sight or any other sense; not readily seen, heard, etc.; faint.
inconspicuous or unnoticeable:
the obscure beginnings of a great movement.
of little or no prominence, note, fame, or distinction:
an obscure French artist.
far from public notice, worldly affairs, or important activities; remote; retired:
an obscure little town.
lacking in light or illumination; dark; dim; murky:
an obscure back room.
enveloped in, concealed by, or frequenting darkness.
not bright or lustrous; dull or darkish, as color or appearance.
(of a vowel) having the reduced or neutral sound usually represented by the schwa (ə).
verb (used with object), obscured, obscuring.
to conceal or conceal by confusing (the meaning of a statement, poem, etc.).
to make dark, dim, indistinct, etc.
to reduce or neutralize (a vowel) to the sound usually represented by a schwa (ə).
unclear or abstruse
indistinct, vague, or indefinite
inconspicuous or unimportant
hidden, secret, or remote
(of a vowel) reduced to or transformed into a neutral vowel (ə)
gloomy, dark, clouded, or dim
to make unclear, vague, or hidden
to cover or cloud over
(phonetics) to pronounce (a vowel) with articulation that causes it to become a neutral sound represented by (ə)
a rare word for obscurity
c.1400, “dark,” figuratively “morally unenlightened; gloomy,” from Old French obscur, oscur “dark, clouded, gloomy; dim, not clear” (12c.) and directly from Latin obscurus “dark, dusky, shady,” figuratively “unknown; unintelligible; hard to discern; from insignificant ancestors,” from ob “over” (see ob-) + -scurus “covered,” from PIE *(s)keu- “to cover, conceal” (see sky). Related: Obscurely.
early 15c., “to cover (something), cloud over,” from obscure (adj.) or else from Middle French obscurer, from Latin obscurare “to make dark, darken, obscure,” from obscurus. Related: Obscured; obscuring.
[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 […]
- 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 […]