Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Science has a passable knowledge of how individual nerve cells, known as neurons, work. It also knows which visible lobes and ganglia of the brain do what. But how the neurons are organised in these lobes and ganglia remains obscure. Some pickled crab, which he had not touched, had been removed with a damson pie; and his sister saw, peeping around the massive silver epergne that almost obscured him from her view, that he had eaten no more than a spoonful of that either. Categories : English terms derived from Old French English terms derived from Latin English 2-syllable words English terms with IPA pronunciation English terms with audio links English lemmas English adjectives English terms with quotations English terms with usage examples English verbs English transitive verbs English intransitive verbs English terms with obsolete senses en:Uncertainty French 2-syllable words French terms with IPA pronunciation French non-lemma forms French adjective forms Latin non-lemma forms Latin adjective forms. Namespaces Entry Discussion. Views Read Edit History.
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To save this word, you'll need to log in. These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'obscure. Send us feedback. See more words from the same century From the Editors at Merriam-Webster. Let's look at it from another angle. Dictionary Entries near obscure obscurant obscurantism obscurative obscure obscuredly obscure glass obscurement.
Join our early testers! See how your sentence looks with different synonyms. Synonyms for obscure ambiguous arcane complicated confusing cryptic enigmatic esoteric mysterious vague concealed dim hidden involved occult abstruse clear as mud dark deep doubtful enigmatical far-out hazy illegible illogical impenetrable incomprehensible inconceivable incredible indecisive indefinite indeterminate indistinct inexplicable inscrutable insoluble intricate opaque recondite unaccountable unbelievable unclear undefined unfathomable unintelligible TRY obscure IN A SENTENCE BELOW. Antonyms for obscure clear common definite known obvious plain public straightforward unmysterious bare exposed open uncovered apparent bright distinguished explicit famous perceptible understood visible MOST RELEVANT. It was about half-past eight, and the night had been obscure for some time. We should not let the much that is to do obscure the much which has been done. This was still an obscure question, to which, in her inexperience, she found no answer.
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