Obscure synonyms

ŏb-skyo͝or', əb-
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Indistinctly felt, perceived, understood, or recalled; hazy:
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The definition of ambiguous is something that is unclear or not easily describable.
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Of or resembling an enigma; puzzling:
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Involving use of code or cipher/cypher.
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That can have more than one interpretation; having two or more meanings; purposely vague, misleading, or ambiguous
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That cannot be easily understood; completely obscure or mysterious; unfathomable; enigmatic
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Not seen, heard, or perceived clearly; faint; dim; obscure
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Not yet settled, concluded, or known; doubtful or inconclusive
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Unclear; vague.
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Not intelligible; that cannot be understood; incomprehensible
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The definition of impenetrable is cannot be passed through or solved.
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That cannot be understood; incomprehensible
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That cannot be dissolved:
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Having a close emotional, and often sexual, relationship with
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Not definite or determined; vague
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Not clearly defined; indefinite:
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Lacking a definition or value
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Having a great deal of fine detail or complexity.
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Not legible or decipherable.
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Impossible to know or fathom:
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Thick with haze; somewhat obscured with haze.
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Not easily understood; hard to make clear; obscure
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The definition of dim is not bright, somewhat dark or unclear.
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The definition of abstruse is something that is nearly impossible to understand or figure out.
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Not accountable; not responsible
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The definition of inexplicable is something that cannot be explained or something for which there is no logical answer or reason.
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Impossible to comprehend or grasp fully:
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Made up of parts intricately involved; hard to untangle, solve, understand, analyze, etc.
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The definition of illogical is not making sense or going against reason.
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Not precise.
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In a state of confusion; bewildered or muddled:
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Subject to or causing doubt:
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Open to doubt or challenge; problematic.
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Feeling doubt; hesitating; skeptical
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Not rigorous or meticulous:
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Not compact or dense in arrangement or structure.
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Not defined clearly or distinctly:
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The definition of invisible is something that cannot be seen or someone who is ignored and treated as if he is not seen.
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The definition of mystical is having a spiritual or mysterious reality.
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Covered with a veil:
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Kept from public knowledge or from the knowledge of a certain person or persons
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Of, relating to, or being a religious mystery:
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The definition of recondite is something that is difficult or impossible for most to understand, or that most people don't know about.
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Intended for or understood by only a small group, especially one with specialized knowledge or interests:
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The definition of confused is a person who cannot think clearly, or is something that is jumbled or without order.
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Not easy to endure; full of hardship or trouble; trying:
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Difficult to understand for being intricate or involved; complicated:
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Vague
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That cannot be read or is not easy to read.
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Involving a contradiction; inconsistent
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Vague
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(Idiomatic, sports) Performing at a level greatly superior to one's usual level of performance.
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Extremely unconventional:
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Covered with or characterised by clouds; overcast.
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Opaque, with good contrast between light and dark areas. Used of a photographic negative.
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Not in the knowledge, understanding, or acquaintance of someone; unfamiliar (to)
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Infrequently occurring; uncommon:
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(Figuratively) prepared for, or dealt with some matter
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Distantly related by blood or marriage:
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Distant in relationship
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Withdrawn from one's occupation, business, or office; having finished one's active working life.
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Inclined to keep one's thoughts, feelings, and personal affairs to oneself.
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Tending to conceal one's thoughts, feelings, affairs, etc. from others; reticent; not frank or open
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Little known
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Not directly evident; invisible.
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Having or showing a consciousness of one's defects or shortcomings; not overly proud; not self-assertive; modest
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Understood by only a few; esoteric
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Of or relating to Kabballah.
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Unable to be expressed.
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To darken in a painting or drawing; shade in.
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To cloud is defined as to darken, cover or make gloomy.
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To separate or sift out (fine particles of sand, for example) by means of a sieve or screen.
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To record or perform a cover of
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Veil is defined as to cover or hide.
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To arrange or fold (something) about as cover or protection:
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Discerning or perceiving easily; keen:
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The definition of definite is something that has limits, is clear in meaning, absolutely true and positive.
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Easily perceived by the senses:
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Difficult to understand; not clear as lacking order, chaotic etc
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Aloof or chilly:
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Bending low, exhibiting or expressing deep humility; lowly; submissive; as, a profound bow.
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To represent degrees of shade or shadow in:
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To make appear, sound, etc. different from usual so as to be unrecognizable
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To beat with a whip made from hide.
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Exhibiting or feeling ambivalence.
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Active primarily at dawn or dusk or both. Used of animals.
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Dark; dusky
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Not giving, receiving, or deserving glory; shameful; disgraceful; dishonorable
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(Slang) Hard to cope with; difficult or troublesome:
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The definition of secluded is a hidden or isolated place.
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Being in the shade, not in direct light.
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(Theol.) Existing apart from the material universe
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Unnoticed; unperceived:
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(Archaic) Abstruseness; that which is abstruse. [First attested in the mid 17th century.]
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(Countable) Something, particulary words and sentences, that is open to more than one interpretation, explanation or meaning, if that meaning etc cannot be determined from its context.
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The coexistence of opposing attitudes or feelings (such as love and hate) towards a person, object or idea.
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The definition of confusion is a state of bewilderment, misunderstanding or chaos.
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The condition of being inconspicuous
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(By extension, since the 16th century) Any in-between place, state or condition of neglect or oblivion which results in an unresolved status, delay or deadlock.
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(Uncountable) Confusion, bewilderment, or a baffled state resulting from something obfuscated, or made more opaque and muddled with the intent to obscure information.
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The condition or fact of being forgotten
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An obscuring or being obscured
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The quality of being difficult to understand; a thing that is difficult to understand.
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Opacity is defined as the quality of not letting light pass through, or hard to understand.
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The definition of a penumbra is the lighted area around the shadow of a planet or moon during an eclipse.
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A profound idea, matter, etc.
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A secluding or being secluded; retirement; isolation; privacy
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The state of being turbid; turbidness
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Twilight zone is the mental state between reality and fantasy, or the lowest level of the ocean that light can penetrate.
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The definition of adumbrate is to suggest beforehand or to vaguely foreshadow.
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To cloud over; darken
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To make (the eyes or the vision) dim; darken or obscure
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To cover with or envelop in fog; make foggy
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To cover or envelop with mist, or as with mist.
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To toss in a blanket by way of punishment.
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(Informal) Into a stupor:
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To fill (something) so that it is not possible to pass.
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To erase or get rid of
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Simple past tense and past participle of blur
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To conceal
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To camouflage is defined as to hide or disguise yourself.
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To cover or conceal with a cloak or something that acts like a cloak:
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To twist or become twisted together.
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To keep from being observed or discovered; hide.
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To embarrass; disconcert; abash
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To tarnish or stain:
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(Intransitive) To falsely hide one's opinions or feelings.
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The partial or total blocking of light of one celestial object by another. An eclipse of the Sun or Moon occurs when the Earth, Moon, and Sun are aligned. &diamf3; In a solar eclipse the Moon comes between the Sun and Earth. During a total solar eclipse the disk of the Moon fully covers that of the Sun, and only the Sun's corona is visible. &diamf3; An annular eclipse occurs when the Moon is farthest in its orbit from the Earth so that its disk does not fully cover that of the Sun, and part of the Sun's photosphere is visible as a ring around the Moon. &diamf3; In a lunar eclipse all or a part of the Moon's disk enters the umbra of the Earth's shadow and is no longer illuminated by the Sun. Lunar eclipses occur only during a full moon, when the Moon is directly opposite the Sun.
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To declare or prove to be false.
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To conceal
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Past participle of forget
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To conceal
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To envelop, enfold, entangle, or embarrass.
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To cover (the face, for example) with a decorative or protective mask.
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To conceal
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To obfuscate is to confuse someone, or to obscure the meaning of something.
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To darken or obscure with clouds; becloud:
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To obscure something by casting a shadow.
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To conceal
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A structure or arrangement of metal plates or mesh designed to protect a piece of electronic equipment from electrostatic or magnetic interference.
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To conceal
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To conceal
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Not dyed, twilled, or patterned:
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Clear or brilliant in color or sound; vivid or intense
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That can be perceived or observed; apparent
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Much talked about; having fame, or celebrity; renowned
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Fully and clearly expressed; leaving nothing implied:
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Agreed on; assumed:
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Readily seen; visible:
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The definition of obvious is something that is readily apparent or easy to see.
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Capable of being perceived by the senses or the mind:
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Characterized by excellence or distinction; eminent:
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The definition of known is something of which people are aware.
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To cause to be seen; show:
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To give light to; light up
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To make or become easier to understand
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Rather dark in color:
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Made dim by tears, mucus, etc.
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Dim; indistinct; unclear
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Not clear; indistinct:
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(Not comparable) Not current.
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Suggestive of the isolated life of an island:
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Having little in common with one's associates, family, etc.
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Of place or time, unfrequented by people; desolate.
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Unhappy due to being alone; lonely
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Relatively distant or remote from a center or middle:
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Existing, living, or going without others; alone:
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That cannot be described
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Without precedent; unparalleled.
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Not explicit; vague; indefinite; general
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The definition of nebulous is someone or something that is vague or unclear.
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To render dull; to remove or blunt an edge or something that was sharp.
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To practice in a small or mean way; to pettifog.
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(Intransitive) to look or feel sad, sullen or despondent.
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To spray the leaves of (a houseplant) with water from a mister
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To cover over; suppress; hide
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To obstruct is to block or slow or cut off from view.
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To shroud is to wrap someone in special burial clothing or to conceal something from view.
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To cut off from sight
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Not harsh or severe:
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(Dated) Next to the driver, when he is on foot; (US) on the left of an animal or a team.
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Not readily noticed or seen
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Not known or not widely known by name
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Not great; calculable:
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(Slang) To make an appearance; show up:
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Separated; not together
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Which has not been lauded or appreciated.
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To make or become gloomy, angry, etc. in appearance
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To blot out or wear away, leaving no traces; erase; efface
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To become covered in haze.
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Tending to obfuscate; intended to conceal the truth by confusion.
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Synonym Study

  • Equivocal is used of something ambiguous that is deliberately used to mislead or confuse an equivocal answer
  • Ambiguous applies to that which puzzles because it allows of more than one interpretation an ambiguous title
  • Enigmatic and cryptic are used of that which baffles or perplexes, the latter word implying deliberate intention to puzzle an enigmatic smile, a cryptic warning
  • Vague implies such a lack of precision or exactness as to be indistinct or unclear a vague foreboding
  • Obscure applies to that which is perceived with difficulty either because it is concealed or veiled or because of obtuseness in the perceiver their reasons remain obscure
Find another word for obscure. In this page you can discover 224 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for obscure, like: vague, ambiguous, enigmatic, cryptic, equivocal, inscrutable, indistinct, indeterminate, indefinite, unintelligible and impenetrable.