Antonyms for obscures

Grammar : Verb
Spell : uhb-skyoor
Phonetic Transcription : əbˈskyʊər

Definition of obscures

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.
  • verb conceal, hide
Example sentences :
  • For there is a darkness which grows larger and larger, which obscures everything.
  • Extract from : « Sacrifice » by Stephen French Whitman
  • Pro-Japanese apologetics is dangerous; it obscures the realities of the situation.
  • Extract from : « China, Japan and the U.S.A. » by John Dewey
  • It is apparently the slowness of the process that obscures his mental sight.
  • Extract from : « How the Other Half Lives » by Jacob A. Riis
  • That's the 'bus—no; the tarpaulin hangs down and obscures the inscription; yes.
  • Extract from : « The Open Air » by Richard Jefferies
  • All is watery and opaque; the fog settles down and obscures the scene.
  • Extract from : « Locusts and Wild Honey » by John Burroughs
  • Anything which obscures the sense, or makes the passage hard to read is wrong.
  • Extract from : « Compound Words » by Frederick W. Hamilton
  • This obscures, though it does not obliterate, the air passages.
  • Extract from : « Trees Worth Knowing » by Julia Ellen Rogers
  • For the moment he obscures all the other men on her horizon.
  • Extract from : « Contrary Mary » by Temple Bailey
  • He is grandiloquent and turgid to an extent which often obscures his meaning.
  • Extract from : « Anglo-Saxon Literature » by John Earle
  • It is bad for the motion pictures because it obscures the producer.
  • Extract from : « The Art Of The Moving Picture » by Vachel Lindsay

Synonyms for obscures

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