adjective, ob·scur·er, ob·scur·est.
verb (used with object), ob·scured, ob·scur·ing.
- obscurum per obscurius,
Origin of obscure
Examples from the Web for unobscured
The woody growth is scanty, and hence the view is unobscured the greater part of the way.
At that moment, the moon shone forth unimpeded and unobscured by a single cloud.Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia|William Gilmore Simms
It was a moment of feeling almost wild,—so free, so unobscured.Life Without and Life Within|Margaret Fuller
The blue sky, unobscured by smoke, hung in the freshness of the dawn over the dwellings of men and the heaven-pointing spires.English Pictures|Samuel Manning
In the morning her faith had been unobscured, confident as a flower at dawn.Eden|Edgar Saltus
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.