obscure obscure  /əbs ˈkjʊr/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) make less visible or unclear
  2. (v) make unclear, indistinct, or blurred
  3. (v) make obscure or unclear
  4. (v) reduce a vowel to a neutral one, such as a schwa
  5. (v) make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing
  6. (adj) not clearly understood or expressed
  7. (adj) marked by difficulty of style or expression
  8. (adj) difficult to find
  9. (adj) not famous or acclaimed
  10. (adj) not drawing attention
  11. (adj) remote and separate physically or socially

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  • The fog of war obscures most things except your duty to your country and to your men.

News

  1. Kids face uphill battle in staying healthy

    CADILLAC — Soda, chocolate, vegetable juice, even sunflower seeds and chewing gum — caffeine seems to be in everything nowadays, from the obvious to the obscure, and with no federal requirements for manufacturers to list if the stimulant is in their products, sometimes its hard to tell what you are really consuming.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Cadillac News

  2. University Mound, true diversity symbol

    University Mound, true diversity symbol [...] that is exactly what stands shrouded by cypress trees on obscure University Mound, the ranch-house home of the Convent of the Good Shepherd. "When I came here three years ago, I was struck by how cosmopolitan the city is," said Sister Barbara Beasley, community leader for the seven sisters who share meals and prayers under a dark pitched roof. The ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  3. By John Seal

    From the obscure to the obscurest to the merely overlooked or underappreciated; they all have a home in the TiVoPlex! All times Pacific. 10:00 AM Turner Classic Movies They Drive By Night (1940 USA): Here’s one of those times when I’m positive I must have written about a film at some point over the past decade, but the record doesn’t support my belief.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Box Office Prophets

Quotes

  1. Hayward said the oil-price moves "should not obscure very real operational improvements in refining and rigorous cost control across the company that kept our cash costs essentially flat compared with last year - despite immense inflationary...
    on Oct 28, 2008 By: Tony Hayward Source: MarketWatch

  2. Given the stature of some past winners, and the ordeals faced by humanitarian leaders who've never won, Obama said that "I cannot argue with those who find these men and women, some known, some obscure to all but those they help, to be far more...
    on Dec 10, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: MiamiHerald.com

  3. "In all due respect, one of the people I admired most was an obscure governor of a southern state called Arkansas and he turned out to be a fairly successful president," McCain said. "I mean, Ronald Reagan was a cowboy, no experience in...
    on Oct 17, 2008 By: John McCain Source: CNN

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