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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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He bows to no-one when it comes to matters of record, delving into the obscurest corners of racing and coming up smelling of roses with undisputed champions of the sport whose names are completely alien to 99 per cent of racing fans.
This is because we have to accept that in the world everything is flowing, becoming, and is not what it is, as Plato tried to explain in the Parmenides, the obscurest of his dialogues.
would then be to historical memory one of the obscurest of the obscure Whigs.
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Lee is rightly reluctant to reduce Woolf's art to mere therapy, yet Woolf herself explained her urge to write as a need to elucidate for herself her own obscurest feelings, as well as those of her society; nightmare and madness in her fiction always include a social dimension.
Manlius, Torquatus, Severinus, Boetivs; a Christian Consul of Rome, newly translated out of Latine, together with marginall notes, explaining the obscurest places.