obscure

[ uhb-skyoor ]
/ əbˈskyʊər /

adjective, ob·scur·er, ob·scur·est.

verb (used with object), ob·scured, ob·scur·ing.

noun


Nearby words

  1. obscenity,
  2. obscurant,
  3. obscurantism,
  4. obscurantist,
  5. obscuration,
  6. obscurity,
  7. obscurum per obscurius,
  8. obsecrate,
  9. obsecration,
  10. obsequence

Origin of obscure

1350–1400; Middle English < Old French oscur, obscur < Latin obscūrus dark

Related forms

Synonym study

1. See mysterious. 8. See dark.

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British Dictionary definitions for obscurely

obscure

/ (əbˈskjʊə) /

adjective

verb (tr)

noun

a rare word for obscurity
Derived Formsobscuration (ˌɒbskjʊˈreɪʃən), nounobscurely, adverbobscureness, noun

Word Origin for obscure

C14: via Old French from Latin obscūrus dark

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