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Meaning of obscure

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adj 1: not clearly understood or expressed; "an obscure turn of
             phrase"; "an impulse to go off and fight certain obscure
             battles of his own spirit"-Anatole Broyard; "their
             descriptions of human behavior become vague, dull, and
             unclear"- P.A.Sorokin; "vague...forms of speech...have so
             long passed for mysteries of science"- John Locke [syn:
             {obscure}, {vague}]
      2: marked by difficulty of style or expression; "much that was
         dark is now quite clear to me"; "those who do not appreciate
         Kafka's work say his style is obscure" [syn: {dark},
      3: difficult to find; "hidden valleys"; "a hidden cave"; "an
         obscure retreat" [syn: {hidden}, {obscure}]
      4: not famous or acclaimed; "an obscure family"; "unsung heroes
         of the war" [syn: {obscure}, {unknown}, {unsung}]
      5: not drawing attention; "an unnoticeable cigarette burn on the
         carpet"; "an obscure flaw" [syn: {obscure}, {unnoticeable}]
      6: remote and separate physically or socially; "existed over the
         centuries as a world apart"; "preserved because they
         inhabited a place apart"- W.H.Hudson; "tiny isolated villages
         remote from centers of civilization"; "an obscure village"
         [syn: {apart(p)}, {isolated}, {obscure}]
      v 1: make less visible or unclear; "The stars are obscured by
           the clouds"; "the big elm tree obscures our view of the
           valley" [syn: {obscure}, {befog}, {becloud}, {obnubilate},
           {haze over}, {fog}, {cloud}, {mist}]
      2: make unclear, indistinct, or blurred; "Her remarks confused
         the debate"; "Their words obnubilate their intentions" [syn:
         {confuse}, {blur}, {obscure}, {obnubilate}]
      3: make obscure or unclear; "The distinction was obscured" [syn:
         {obscure}, {bedim}, {overcloud}]
      4: reduce a vowel to a neutral one, such as a schwa
      5: make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or
         concealing; "a hidden message"; "a veiled threat" [syn:
         {obscure}, {blot out}, {obliterate}, {veil}, {hide}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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