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obscurer, comparative; obscurest, superlative;
  1. Not discovered or known about; uncertain
    • - his origins and parentage are obscure
  2. Not clearly expressed or easily understood
    • - obscure references to Proust
  3. Not important or well known
    • - an obscure religious sect
  4. Hard to make out or define; vague
    • - I feel an obscure resentment
  5. (of a color) Not sharply defined; dim or dingy

  1. Keep from being seen; conceal
    • - gray clouds obscure the sun
  2. Make unclear and difficult to understand
    • - the debate has become obscured by conflicting ideological perspectives
  3. Overshadow
    • - none of this should obscure the skill, experience, and perseverance of the workers

  1. make less visible or unclear; "The stars are obscured by the clouds"; "the big elm tree obscures our view of the valley"
  2. 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...forms of speech... ...
  3. confuse: make unclear, indistinct, or blurred; "Her remarks confused the debate"; "Their words obnubilate their intentions"
  4. dark: 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"
  5. hidden: difficult to find; "hidden valleys"; "a hidden cave"; "an obscure retreat"
  6. not famous or acclaimed; "an obscure family"; "unsung heroes of the war"
  7. reduce a vowel to a neutral one, such as a schwa
  8. make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing; "a hidden message"; "a veiled threat"
  9. not drawing attention; "an unnoticeable cigarette burn on the carpet"; "an obscure flaw"
  10. apart(p): 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"
  11. (obscurely) in an obscure manner; "this work is obscurely written"
  12. (obscureness) humbleness: the state of being humble and unimportant
  13. Vulgar (stylized VULGAR) is the fourth studio album released by Dir En Grey on September 10, 2003 in Japan and on February 21, 2006 in Europe. A limited edition containing an additional DVD was also released. ...
  14. ObsCure is a survival horror video game developed by Hydravision Entertainment and published by DreamCatcher Interactive for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and Microsoft Windows. It was released on October 1, 2004 in Europe and North America on April 6, 2005.
  15. (Obscurity (band)) Obscurity is a German melodic death/black metal band with strong viking metal influences hailing from Velbert, a city in the Bergischen Land in North Rhine-Westphalia. They are one of the early German death/black/viking and pagan metal bands.
  16. To darken, make faint etc; To hide, put out of sight etc; Dark, faint or indistinct; Hidden, out of sight or inconspicuous; Difficult to understand
  17. (Obscurement) Clouds of dust, smoke, or fog or similar substances provide either a +2 or +5 bonus to Defense. Darkvision does not overcome/reduce this modifier.
  18. (Obscurity) Limiting the information available to attackers. For example, your web server should not reveal that it's Apache 1.2.
  19. A window is obscured if some other window obscures it. A window can be partially obscured and so still have visible regions. ...
  20. One scoped identifier obscures another identifier in a containing scope if the two identifiers are the same, but the obscuring identifier does not shadow the obscured identifier. This can happen when the obscuring identifier is a variable while the obscured identifier is a type, for example. ...
  21. glass that has been made translucent by grinding, sandblasting, or acid etching.
  22. Remote; not clear; faint. v. To make dim; to conceal by covering. obscurely adv
  23. inconspicuous; undistinguished; not well-known
  24. Striking a zone you don't see.