Synonyms for obscurely
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR OBSCURELY
Obscurely wounded in his pride, he tried to wound them in return.
Obscurely, no doubt, there was something about a woman in it.
The little burro, now obscurely melancholic, grazed in the meadow.
He only felt it obscurely to be his real personality—the true—and, perhaps, the absurd.
This work of mental exaltation was brought about obscurely but surely.
The story of the woman's youth was remembered against her, if obscurely.
Alas, that we should vibrate so obscurely to these harmonies of earth and heaven!
To Gwenlyn he said obscurely, "I'm glad I didn't know you sooner."
Vaguely and obscurely do we all feel the pressure of these deep and secret impulses.
He had alluded, rapidly, obscurely, to some knowledge at his command "surer than man's."
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.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR OBSCURELY
- behind closed doors
- behind someone's back
- by stealth
- in camera
- in confidence
- in holes and corners
- in secret
- in strict confidence
- on the QT
- on the quiet
- on the sly
- sub rosa
- under the table