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Meaning of OBSCURITY

Pronunciation:  ub'skyûritee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the quality of being unclear or abstruse and hard to understand
  2. [n]  the state of being indistinct or indefinite for lack of adequate illumination
  3. [n]  an obscure and unimportant standing; not well known; "he worked in obscurity for many years"

OBSCURITY is a 9 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: abstruseness, obscureness, obscureness, reconditeness
 Antonyms: clarity, clearness, limpidity, lucidity, pellucidity, prominence
 See Also: anonymity, humbleness, incomprehensibility, limbo, namelessness, nowhere, oblivion, semidarkness, standing, unimportance



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ob*scu"ri*ty\, n. [L. obscuritas: cf. F.
The quality or state of being obscure; darkness; privacy;
inconspicuousness; unintelligibleness; uncertainty.

      Yuo are not for obscurity designed.      --Dryden.

      They were now brought forth from obscurity, to be
      contemplated by artists with admiration and despair.

Syn: {Darkness}; dimness; gloom. See {Darkness}.

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