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Related / Similar Words: bedim, overcloud, benight, blot out, obliterate, veil, hide, confuse, blur, obnubilate, befog, becloud, haze over, fog, cloud, mist, vague, dark, apart(p), isolated, unnoticeable, unknown, unsung, hidden

 

Definition:
  • make obscure or unclear; "The distinction was obscured";
  • make difficult to perceive by sight; "The foliage of the huge tree obscures the view of the lake";
  • make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing; "a hidden message"; "a veiled threat";
  • make unclear, indistinct, or blurred; "Her remarks confused the debate"; "Their words obnubilate their intentions";
  • make less visible or unclear; "The stars are obscured by the clouds";
  • not clearly understood or expressed; "an obscure turn of phrase"; "an impulse to go off and fight certain obscure battles of his own spirit"-Anatole Broyard; "their descriptions of human behavior become vague, dull, and unclear"- P.A.Sorokin; "vague...for;
  • marked by difficulty of style or expression; "much that was dark is now quite clear to me"; "those who do not appreciate Kafka''s work say his style is obscure";
  • remote and separate physically or socially; "existed over the centuries as a world apart"; "preserved because they inhabited a place apart"- W.H.Hudson; "tiny isolated villages remote from centers of civilization"; "an obscure village";
  • not drawing attention; "an unnoticeable cigarette burn on the carpet"; "an obscure flaw";
  • not famous or acclaimed; "an obscure family"; "unsung heroes of the war";
  • difficult to find; "hidden valleys"; "a hidden cave"; "an obscure retreat";

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    Hyponyms: mystify, eclipse, shadow, shade, shade off, muddy, overshadow

     

    Grouped Verbs: confuse, confound

     

    Derivational Morphology: concealment, concealing, hiding, daze, fog, haze, fogginess, murk, murkiness

     

    Anagrams: Buceros

     

    Language Translations:
    Chinese: 不清楚   Dutch: duister  
    Finnish: hämärä   French: obscur  
    German: obskur   Hungarian: kétes hírű  
    Italian: oscuro   Japanese: 朦朧  
    Korean: 애매한   Polish: ciemny  
    Portuguese: obscuro   Russian: тёмный  
    Spanish: obscuro   Swedish: mörk  
     
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