Opaque

[əʊ_p_ˈeɪ_k], [ə͡ʊpˈe͡ɪk], [ə‍ʊpˈe‍ɪk]

Definitions of opaque:

  1.   Impervious to the rays of light; not transparent; as, an opaque substance.
  2.   That can not be seen through; not transparent or translucent.
  3.   That which will not admit light through.
  4.   Shady: dark: not transparent.
  5.   Opaqueness.
  6.   Not transparent; obscure; dark.
  7.   Condition of opacity; not permitting vision through substances having this quality.
  8.   Opaquely.
  9.   That which is opaque; opacity.
  10.   Impervious to light, not translucent or only slightly so.
  11.   Opacity.
  12.   not clearly understood or expressed
  13.   not clear; not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy; " opaque windows of the jail"; " opaque to X- rays"
  14.   Not allowing light to pass through; not transparent; having no luster or brightness: said of some colors.
  15.   Obscure; not clear; unintelligible.
  16.   Not transparent.

Antonyms for opaque:

defined, skilled, supersmart, sound, percipient, educated, pellucid, gauzelike, crystalline, sapient, intellectual, clear, comprehensible, comprehendible, unmistakable, certain, white, translucent, informed, shining, crystal clear, discerning, self-evident, sage, understandable, erudite, judicious, bright, limpid, unfrosted, luminous, foxy, explicit, see through, unclouded, unadorned, lucid, prudent, transparent, knowable, logical, thinking, sagacious, well-read, gleaming, ingenious, patent, keen, perspicuous, liquid, learned, ultrasmart, nimble, literate, alert, gossamer, scholarly, astute, illumined, dazzling, resourceful, reasonable, distinct, exact, intelligent, gauzy, appreciable, crystal, highbrow, cerebral, fast, blatant, semitransparent, unambiguous, accessible, intelligible, lucent, brilliant, clever, evident, shrewd, plain, sheer, wily, quick-witted, hyaline, firm, apt, exceptional, glowing, tangible, palpable, sensible, obvious, strong, wise, fathomable, determined, definite, smart, valid, insightful, hyaloid, legible, self-explanatory, trained, perspicacious, cobwebby, brainy, acute, perceptive, radiant, sure, knowing, Sharp-witted, unequivocal, manifest, savvy, Gossamery, sane, diaphanous, nonambiguous, quick, crafty, light, cunning, hyperintelligent, rational, sharp, knowledgeable, visible, schooled, filmy, direct, straightforward.


Quotes for opaque:

  1. The future is an opaque mirror. Anyone who tries to look into it sees nothing but the dim outlines of an old and worried face. – Jim Bishop
  2. In reality the workings of your governing system are opaque and covert, while hiding in the chattering spotlight of an ostensible transparency, even though the ultimate objective is clear. – Breyten Breytenbach
  3. The doctor should be opaque to his patients and, like a mirror, should show them nothing but what is shown to him. – Sigmund Freud

Usage examples for opaque:

  1. Following this retrospect, the moon came boldly out, sparkled upon the overflow of silver at his feet, seemed to show the dark, opaque meadow beyond for a moment, and then disappeared. ” – On the Frontier by Bret Harte
  2. Satisfied with the explanation, I munched my bread in silence and swallowed a cup of thick tea; we had been carrying water for three days and it was getting opaque – By Desert Ways to Baghdad by Louisa Jebb
  3. Then he saw an opaque object moving toward the submarine. ” – Boy Scouts in a Submarine by G. Harvey Ralphson
  4. The Treasury presented a deplorable spectacle of neglect: the riches had aged with the Cathedral, the diamonds did not flash, the gold seemed tarnished and dusty, the silver was blackened, the pearls were opaque and sick, the smoke from the wax tapers and the damp atmosphere of the church had sadly dulled everything. ” – The Shadow of the Cathedral by Vicente Blasco Ibañez
  5. It would seem as though, in my thoughts, I could never reach him; as though masses of opaque things lay between. ” – The Weavers, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009
  6. Without a word, perhaps, the love and friendship of years disappear, and in the place of two human beings transparent to each other, there are two who are opaque and indifferent. ” –  by
  7. The moment your curiosity is really aroused about an historical circumstance, the glasses through which you have been viewing so varied and wide a landscape become suddenly very opaque – Early Letters of George Wm. Curtis by G. W. Curtis, ed. George Willis Cooke
  8. As once more the frantic cry resounded, it seemed to pierce this opaque silence like a palpable missile, and to wing its way without hindrance up to the stars. ” – The Bent Twig by Dorothy Canfield
  9. Far below were opaque blackness, storm and wind. ” – A Republic Without a President and Other Stories by Herbert Ward
  10. He read the paragraph over again, and the signature too, if he wanted to; for poor Susan had found that her secret was hardly opaque to those round spectacles and the eyes behind them, and, with a not unbecoming blush, opened the fold of the letter before she handed it back. ” – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  11. Each boat, gliding silently from ship to ship, and shore to shore, turns up a silver ripple at its stem, and trails a wake of silver behind; while the dip of the oar- blades brings up liquid silver, dripping, from the opaque deep. ” – To Cuba and Back by Richard Henry Dana
  12. Spores subglobose, dark violaceous, opaque 12- 15 mic. ” – The Myxomycetes of the Miami Valley, Ohio by A. P. Morgan
  13. And as a further illustration of the limpid shallows of the one and the often opaque depths of the other, we give space to the following: When Khalid was ordered to appear before the Boss, writes Shakib, such curiosity and anxiety as I felt at that time made me accompany him. ” – The Book of Khalid by Ameen Rihani
  14. The heavy purple clouds which had arisen in the west at sunset, when all that was mortal of Lotys had been sent forth to a lonely burial in the sea, had gradually spread over the whole sky, darkening in hue as they moved, and rolling together in huge opaque masses, which presently began to close in and become denser as the night advanced. ” – Temporal Power by Marie Corelli
  15. Then the monk bent over the body and looked at the face into the opaque white eyes; there was no difference, the flesh was warm- everything was just the same, and yet ... ” – Orientations by William Somerset Maugham
  16. “ Hypatia is a typical English girl of a sort never called typical: that is, she has an opaque white skin, black hair, large dark eyes with black brows and lashes, curved lips, swift glances and movements that flash out of a waiting stillness, boundless energy and audacity held in leash. ” – Misalliance by George Bernard Shaw
  17. So did his comrades, with evident satisfaction, though the liquid was so opaque that I could not see the bottom of a tea- cup when it was full. ” – Six Months at the Cape by R.M. Ballantyne
  18. “ I saw a bright opaque white mass before my eyes, and in the centre of this light I saw the face of my little darling, his eyes bright, his mouth smiling. ” – Occultism and Common-Sense by Beckles Willson

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