Antonyms for obscure

Grammar : Adj, verb
Spell : uhb-skyoor
Phonetic Transcription : əbˈskyʊər

Definition of obscure

Origin :
  • 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.
  • adj not easily understood
  • adj cloudy, shadowy
  • adj out-of-the-way, little-known
  • verb conceal, hide
Example sentences :
  • Words are not more than tasteless drapery to obscure their lines.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • It was about half-past eight, and the night had been obscure for some time.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • We should not let the much that is to do obscure the much which has been done.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • This was still an obscure question, to which, in her inexperience, she found no answer.
  • Extract from : « The Dream » by Emile Zola
  • His parentage was obscure, and he was generally known only by his nickname of Professor.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Agent » by Joseph Conrad
  • And yet there is an obscure connection with Ormond, or his vision, if it was a vision.
  • Extract from : « Questionable Shapes » by William Dean Howells
  • How will it be with us, and with her, in the obscure distance?'
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
  • There was one in an obscure corner that I had not before observed.
  • Extract from : « The Tenant of Wildfell Hall » by Anne Bronte
  • Let us be jealous that the human shall not obscure the divine.
  • Extract from : « A Dish Of Orts » by George MacDonald
  • They are interassociated by laws that are obscure, yet which can be vaguely perceived.
  • Extract from : « Initiation into Philosophy » by Emile Faguet

Synonyms for obscure

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