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Definition of Obscure
Obscure Ob*scure", n.
Obscurity. [Obs.] --Milton.
ObscureObscure Ob*scure", a. [Compar. Obscurer; superl.
Obscurest.] [L. obscurus, orig., covered; ob- (see Ob-) +
a root probably meaning, to cover; cf. L. scutum shield, Skr.
sku to cover: cf.F. obscur. Cf.Sky.]
1. Covered over, shaded, or darkened; destitute of light;
imperfectly illuminated; dusky; dim.
His lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.
2. Of or pertaining to darkness or night; inconspicuous to
the sight; indistinctly seen; hidden; retired; remote from
The obscure bird Clamored the livelong night.
The obscure corners of the earth. --Sir J.
3. Not noticeable; humble; mean. ``O base and obscure
vulgar.' --Shak. ``An obscure person.' --Atterbury.
4. Not easily understood; not clear or legible; abstruse or
blind; as, an obscure passage or inscription.
5. Not clear, full, or distinct; clouded; imperfect; as, an
obscure view of remote objects.
Obscure rays (Opt.), those rays which are not luminous or
visible, and which in the spectrum are beyond the limits
of the visible portion.
Syn: Dark; dim; darksome; dusky; shadowy; misty; abstruse;
intricate; difficult; mysterious; retired; unnoticed;
unknown; humble; mean; indistinct.
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