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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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It functions much like a "wizard" but floats above the graphics window instead of obscuring it with additional drop-down windows.
Dr Neil Jackson said: "We had a block of cloud partially obscuring our view, but when the Sun was 90 per cent covered we were just about able to make it out.
He stressed that these violations were repeated by people of certain Gulf nationalities, who deliberately put pieces of paper or spray sand or mud on the plates with the aim of obscuring the numbers and hence escape the radar detection.
It is inevitable therefore that in this situation there is an obscuring also of the sense of sin, which is closely connected with the moral conscience, the search for truth and the desire to make a responsible use of freedom.
In the aftermath of September II, Coyne's notion of obscuring objects with white matter becomes something different: a chilling reminder of the chalky dust and ash that covered survivors of the attack and blanketed New York's Financial District with several inches of "snow.
You can eliminate a tree that's obscuring the house, or open things up so the house comes through.
So here, Norton's precociously "Lockean" South is also an obscuring concept.
no sceptic," and Rosemond Tuve, whose Elizabethan and Metaphysical Imagery stressed the influence of the rhetorical tradition on Donne while downplaying that of the new philosophy that had called all in doubt, were plucking the poet from history and so obscuring the very ideological conflicts which, in Empson's eyes, energized the poetry.