adjective, ob·scur·er, ob·scur·est.
verb (used with object), ob·scured, ob·scur·ing.
Origin of obscure
Synonyms for obscure
Antonyms for obscure
Related Words for obscuringblind, dim, darken, confuse, disguise, mask, muddy, overshadow, cover, camouflage, shroud, belie, blur, eclipse, misrepresent, veil, cloud, murk, wrap, becloud
Examples from the Web for obscuring
Contemporary Examples of obscuring
He could, theoretically, present himself as a model citizen who made a mistake while obscuring what the mistakes been.The Weirdest Story About a Conservative Obsession, a Convicted Bomber, and Taylor Swift You Have Ever Read
August 30, 2014
In this case, the rapid flow obviously was lying directly between the black hole and us, obscuring our view.The Supermassive Black Hole Smokescreen
Matthew R. Francis
June 22, 2014
The Guardian recently wondered whether “the breasts are obscuring the message.”Femen's Topless Sextremists Invade the US
February 23, 2014
One of the wages of polarization is the obscuring of what once was broad common ground even on supposed culture war issues.What We Didn’t Learn After Newtown
December 8, 2013
Her body was covered with a blanket when it was found inside a cavern of the ancient walls, obscuring it from view.Istanbul Hunts for Sarai Sierra’s Killer
February 7, 2013
Historical Examples of obscuring
And slowly the grey mist on the hills was obscuring the sun.The Hound From The North
Such use of language serves for nothing but the obscuring of thought.Socialism
What was the speck in his neighbor's vision to the obscuring beam in his own eye?Jesus the Christ
James Edward Talmage
From them arose a thick pall of smoke, obscuring the German positions.Fighting in France
Stone dust was obscuring the figure now, glittering in the sunlight.The Worshippers
Damon Francis Knight
Word Origin for obscure
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.
early 15c., "to cover (something), cloud over," from obscure (adj.) or else from Middle French obscurer, from Latin obscurare "to make dark, darken, obscure," from obscurus. Related: Obscured; obscuring.