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  • adj.clouded, muddy
  • adj.hard to understand

synonyms for opaque

  • blurred
  • cloudy
  • dirty
  • dull
  • frosty
  • gloomy
  • hazy
  • impenetrable
  • murky
  • thick
  • dark
  • darkened
  • dim
  • dusky
  • filmy
  • foggy
  • fuliginous
  • lusterless
  • misty
  • muddied
  • nontranslucent
  • nontransparent
  • nubilous
  • obfuscated
  • shady
  • smoky
  • sooty
  • turbid
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antonyms for opaque

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  • bright
  • clear
  • intelligent
  • light
  • luminous
  • smart
  • sparkling
  • sunny
  • thin
  • vivacious
  • crystal-clear
  • easy
  • lucid
  • translucent
  • transparent
  • unambiguous
  • unclouded
  • understandable
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How to use opaque in a sentence

So, basically, the details are, we don’t have the full details, it’s a little bit of an opaque formula, but there’s a component called the VAR of it, which is value at risk.
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The exchanges with policy-setters also benefit the scientists by illuminating decision-making processes, which can seem opaque when they go beyond the models’ math to consider other factors.
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It is unclear why those posts were reinstated, as Facebook is notoriously opaque on its policies and their enforcement.
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On the other stand the machines, whose algorithms possess astonishing predictive power but whose inner workings remain radically opaque to human observers.
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To understand why, we need to examine the bipartisan history of immigration detention, as well as New Jersey’s unique county political machines and their enormous but often opaque power.
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For us startup watchers on the hunt for a hint of what is going on in opaque private markets, this is a useful data point.
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Commerce thrives on transparency, yet instruments such as company bans are opaque and seemingly arbitrary.
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The most advanced also use forms of AI whose workings are opaque even if humans wanted to peer inside.
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Those wishing to study the complex mysteries of human cognition must be satisfied with more opaque devices like EEG and fMRI.
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That’s due in large part to the opaque nature of the way big tech companies operate.
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WORDS RELATED TO OPAQUE

  • clear as dishwater
  • cryptic
  • doubtful
  • dubious
  • enigmatic
  • enigmatical
  • equivocal
  • inconclusive
  • indefinite
  • indeterminate
  • inexplicit
  • muddy
  • multivocal
  • obscure
  • opaque
  • polysemous
  • puzzling
  • questionable
  • tenebrous
  • uncertain
  • unclear
  • unintelligible
  • vague
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