Antonyms for obscurity

Grammar : Noun
Spell : uh b-skyoo r-i-tee
Phonetic Transcription : əbˈskyʊər ɪ ti

Definition of obscurity

Origin :
  • late 15c., "absence of light;" 1610s with meaning "condition of being unknown;" from obscure (adj.) + -ity; or else from Middle French obscurité, variant of Old French oscureté "darkness, gloom; vagueness, confusion; insignificance" (14c.), from Latin obscuritatem (nominative obscuritas) "darkness, indistinctness, uncertainty," from obscurus.
  • noun vagueness
Example sentences :
  • Her great distress was to realise that she was alone in the obscurity at such moments.
  • Extract from : « The Dream » by Emile Zola
  • Obscurity of station or of birth has no tendency to prelude the favour of God.
  • Extract from : « Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I » by Francis Augustus Cox
  • Troubled as the future was, it was the unknown future, and in its obscurity there was ignorant hope.
  • Extract from : « A Tale of Two Cities » by Charles Dickens
  • To some, obscurity itself is attractive, from the hope that worthiness is the cause of it.
  • Extract from : « A Dish Of Orts » by George MacDonald
  • And Gervaise carefully took another ten steps in the obscurity.
  • Extract from : « L'Assommoir » by Emile Zola
  • She was painfully impressed by the obscurity of the night—sinister, menacing.
  • Extract from : « A Nest of Spies » by Pierre Souvestre
  • Our ignorance of the opinions which Plato is attacking is also an element of obscurity.
  • Extract from : « Philebus » by Plato
  • His obscurity is mostly this: he expects his reader intelligently to follow him.
  • Extract from : « Cyropaedia » by Xenophon
  • The origin of the famous university is involved in obscurity.
  • Extract from : « England, Picturesque and Descriptive » by Joel Cook
  • He reached the outskirts of the clearing, but he did not leave the obscurity of the forest.
  • Extract from : « The Hound From The North » by Ridgwell Cullum

Synonyms for obscurity

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