Definition of


  1. (noun, attribute) the quality of being unclear or abstruse and hard to understand
  2. (noun, state) an obscure and unimportant standing; not well known
  3. (noun, state) the state of being indistinct or indefinite for lack of adequate illumination

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Synonyms of Obscurity

abstruseness, obscureness, reconditeness

Antonyms of Obscurity

clarity, prominence

Origin of the word Obscurity

  1. late 15c., "absence of light;" 1619 with meaning "condition of being unknown;" from obscure + -ity. more

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Words that sound like Obscurity

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