obfuscation obfuscation  /ˌɑb fə ˈskeɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) confusion resulting from failure to understand
  2. (n) the activity of obscuring people's understanding, leaving them baffled or bewildered
  3. (n) darkening or obscuring the sight of something


  1. For the foreigner, Moscow can be a maddening place to do business, with a professional culture seemingly predicated on aggravation and obfuscation.
  2. But Bush has declined to define torture, and Durbin's question cut to the core of that obfuscation.
  3. Like all things market driven, there is profit in obfuscation.


  • This Well-Designed Display Will Tell You Exactly How Much Water You’re Using

    How much water do you use in the shower or to wash the dishes? Your meter knows, but it won’t tell you. MyWater taps into this hidden information feed and shares its findings. The information on your water bill isn’t very useful. It’s delayed, it’s not contextual, and it’s not user-friendly. Most utilities seem to go out of their way to make bills as confusing as possible--obfuscation, after all ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Fast Company Magazine


  1. "After all the delay and despite all the obfuscation, lies, and spin, this basic truth can no longer be denied: Karl Rove and his cohorts at the Bush White House were the driving force behind several of these firings, which were done for improper...
    on Aug 11, 2009 By: John Conyers Source: FOXNews

  2. "There is an Iranian history of obfuscation and, indeed, lying to the IAEA," Rice said, referring to the International Atomic Energy Agency.
    on Oct 11, 2007 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: San Diego Union Tribune

  3. "I am exasperated," Irish rock star and anti-poverty campaigner Bono told Reuters. "I think it is deliberately the language of obfuscation. It is deliberately misleading."
    on Jun 8, 2007 By: Bono Source: CNN

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