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Noun
The quality of being difficult to understand or vague in meaning
“Plato has also greatly increased the obscurity of his writings, by frequently mixing the ideas and language of mathematics with those of metaphysics.”
Noun
The state of being vague or indistinct
“Even where there may be obscurity in his words, it is promptly made clear by the expressive diagrams with which the book abounds, conveying his meaning in a way that only a fool could mistake.”
Noun
The state of being unknown or inconspicuous
“The Office of Strategic Influence went from obscurity to infamy to oblivion during a spin cycle that lasted just seven days in late February.”
Noun
An air of mystery or secrecy
“There is considerable obscurity surrounding the origins and concept of Elysium.”
Noun
A thing that is unclear or difficult to understand
“Want of information on the particular occasion of the composition causes an obscurity in the 6th verse.”
Noun
Darkness caused by a lack of light
“The vast branches vanished into deep indigo obscurity above my head.”
Noun
The condition of being unknown
Noun
A slight obscuration of the lower atmosphere, typically caused by fine suspended particles
Noun
A state or act of seclusion from others or society
Noun
A thing that cannot be seen or heard clearly
Noun
The degree to which something is difficult or complex
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