Definition of 'obscure'
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The smog was so thick yesterday that tall buildings were obscured. Times, Sunday Times (2006)My concern for majesty almost obscured my practice of mercy. Christianity Today (2000)It was simply not dense enough to obscure completely a truly dreadful match. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They often picked one of the more obscure meanings rather than the common required one. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This is sound advice because thicker clouds obscure more stars. Times, Sunday Times (2007)His calm style almost obscures the fact that his stories deal with only the most exciting medical scenarios. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The very language seems obscure, let alone the intent behind it. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Why should we pay for this obscure, difficult stuff for the fun of a few? Times, Sunday Times (2010)They were so high that in a profile shot, they completely obscured my face. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It seems to have been an afterthought, probably added to pep up interest in an obscure composer. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Pull up any obscure language, preferably with the patience and good humour that took you this far. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The old town, worth visiting for its own sake, has old but obscure origins. Umbria - the green heart of Italy (1989)Video footage is inconclusive, with another player obscuring the camera's view. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Some of the names were obscured for legal reasons, but it included: v? Times, Sunday Times (2016)The lower limit is when the background becomes dim, obscuring the silhouette's outline. Collins Complete Guide to Photography (1993)Shut up then or, if you must, go and tend wild nature in odd obscure little corners called nature reserves. Times, Sunday Times (2013)First, it is very difficult to decide what is "obvious": what one person understands clearly may be rather obscure to another. A Short Guide to Writing About Science (1995)She is in love with her subJect and has more appetite than I have for obscure architects and building plans but she writes superbly. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'obscure'
British English: obscure ADJECTIVE
If something or someone is obscure, they are unknown, or are known by only a few people.
The origin of the custom is obscure.
British English: obscure VERB
If one thing obscures another, it prevents it from being seen or heard properly.
Trees obscured his vision; he couldn't see much of the Square's southern half.
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