Definition for obscure

adjective as in cloudy, shadowy

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Example Sentences

For me, the real gems are value-packed, reasonably priced wines from unheralded regions or from obscure grape varieties.

State prosecutors allege that Salsman took efforts to obscure his actions from his legal staff.

Nevertheless, before too much of 2021 passes by, it’s time to name the Top 10 anniversaries worthy of celebration this year — some obscure, some fairly famous, and one that had an unfair advantage helping to make it No.

If last week’s stock market frenzy surrounding GameStop had any public value, it might be that it served as an introduction for many to the once-obscure concept of shorting stocks.

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This adaptibility means the algorithm is less likely to break as the world throws new or noisy information its way—like, for example, when rain obscures an autonomous car’s camera.

And too much of a focus on numbers can obscure strategic truths.

But the authority of his name far exceeds that of our own, famous or obscure though we be.

Astrology and black magic are forbidden in Islam; not an obscure point and one that Monis likely knew.

Whether it was actual ignorance, senility, or some obscure test, it's hard to know.

He can barely speak the titles, but manages to let Viridiana and That Obscure Object of Desire pass from his lips.

When we got to the house we entered an obscure corridor and began to find our way up a dark and narrow staircase.

Disillusionment cut him to the quick, but had no power to obscure his rosy views of human nature.

He was recalled, and again moved, in calm triumph, from his obscure chambers to the regal palace of the minister.

It was an hour later that Black Hood came to an obscure little jewelry shop known simply as "Tauber's."

Like a clarion call the note rings in my ears, amidst the din of contending views and obscure phraseology.


On this page you'll find 381 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to obscure, such as: ambiguous, arcane, complicated, confusing, cryptic, and enigmatic.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.