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obscure

(Abstruse), adjective complex, cryptic, deep, difficult, difficult to understand, enigmatic, enigmatical, esoteric, hidden, impalpable, intricate, involved, mysterious, profound, recondite, transcendental, unapparent, unintelligible

obscure

(Faint), adjective blurred, blurry, concealed, dim, hard to see, hidden, impalpable, imperceptible, indefinite, indiscernible, indistinct, invisible, murky, nebulous, pale, shadowy, subtle, unapparent, undistinguished, unplain, vague, veiled, weak

obscure

(Remote), adjective alien, distant, far, isolated, private, rare, removed, secluded, strange, unconnected, unknown, unrenowned
Associated concepts: obscure meaning

obscure

verb adumbrate, becloud, bedim, befog, benight, blacken, blind, blur, cast a shadow, cloak, cloud, conceal, cover, cover up, curtain, darken, darkle, dim, disguise, dull, dusk, eclipse, encloud, enshroud, fog, haze, hide, keep in the dark, make dim, make indistinct, mask, mislead, obfuscate, occult, overcast, overcloud, screen, shade, shroud, suppress, veil, wrap
Foreign phrases: Semper in obscuris quod minimum est sequimur.In obscure matters the construction which is least obscure should always be applied.
See also: allusive, ambiguous, blind, camouflage, clandestine, cloak, complex, conceal, concealed, confound, cover, de minimus, debatable, disguise, disorganize, disorient, elusive, enigmatic, ensconce, enshroud, envelop, equivocal, esoteric, hidden, hide, impalpable, inapprehensible, incomprehensible, inconspicuous, indefinable, indefinite, indeterminate, inexplicable, inscrutable, minor, mysterious, nebulous, obfuscate, obliterate, obnubilate, opaque, oracular, plant, privy, recondite, secret, shroud, stealthy, ulterior, uncertain, unclear, underlying, unspecified, vague
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The Strakenczy March, originally supplied by post from Vienna by one of the obscurer Strausses, was again heard in public with thundering handclap accompaniment.
But there is the sense in which memory serves to focus the obscurer relation of power/knowledge in this earlier poem.
Musical discourse is probably less available to Western intellectuals than the obscurer realms of medieval, Chinese or Japanese culture.
Obscurer but profounder aspects of a work then tend to be forgotten.
Throughout the text the insular nature of the school is praised, as the stealing of language and its use as an obscurer of the truth is praised.
308), a four-leaved clover, but it more resembles a three-leaved clover with its stalk, particularly as the poem's beginning is of great clarity and progresses in even, short lines whereas the three developments tend towards longer, denser, obscurer lines.
Reality is not far away, and had Kline persisted in abstraction at that tentative level, however personally momentous it may have been for him to do so, he would have remained one of the obscurer members of the abstractionist tribe, much as, before then, he had been a modestly capable practitioner of 1970s-style representationalism.