Definitions of obscure

  1. To darken or hide from view; as, clouds obscure the sun; to render less intelligible; as, to obscure one's meaning.
  2. To darken: to make less plain.
  3. To darken; make less plain.
  4. To dim, darken, or hide from view.
  5. make less visible or unclear; " The stars are obscured by the clouds"
  6. make obscure or unclear; " The distinction was obscured"
  7. To darken; to cloud; to make less visible, legible, intelligible, or glorious; to tarnish; to conceal.
  8. To darken; to hide from view; to make less visible or intelligible; to conceal or disguise; to tarnish; to eclipse.
  9. Covered over, shaded, or darkened; destitute of light; imperfectly illuminated; dusky; dim.
  10. Of or pertaining to darkness or night; inconspicuous to the sight; indistinctly seen; hidden; retired; remote from observation; unnoticed.
  11. Not noticeable; humble; mean.
  12. Not easily understood; not clear or legible; abstruse or blind; as, an obscure passage or inscription.
  13. Not clear, full, or distinct; clouded; imperfect; as, an obscure view of remote objects.
  14. Obscurity.
  15. Obscureness.
  16. Obscurely.
  17. not famous or acclaimed; " an obscure family"; " unsung heroes of the war"
  18. make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing; " a hidden message"; " a veiled threat"
  19. not clearly understood or expressed; " an obscure turn of phrase"; " an impulse to go off and fight certain obscure battles of his own spirit"- Anatole Broyard; " their descriptions of human behavior become vague, dull, and unclear"- P. A. Sorokin; " vague...
  20. To render obscure; to darken; to make dim; to keep in the dark; to hide; to make less visible, intelligible, legible, glorious, beautiful, or illustrious.
  21. Without clearness or distinctness; as, an obscure view; shadowy; dim; dark; as, an obscure room; not easily understood; as, an obscure meaning; illegible; as, faint or obscure writing; remote; unknown; as, he lived in an obscure little village; secluded; humble; as, he occupied an obscure position.
  22. Dark: not distinct: not easily understood: not clear or legible: unknown: humble: living in darkness.
  23. Dark; indistinct; not easily understood; unknown; humble.
  24. Not clear to the eye or to the mind; dim; dark; indistinct.
  25. Dark; destitute of light; living in darkness; not easily understood; abstruse; remote from observation; unnoticed; humble; not clear or distinct; not easily legible.
  26. Dark; with, little- light; not- much- known; lying remote from observation; of humble condition; not easily read or understood; not clear.