noun ob·scu·ri·ty \äb-ˈskyr-ə-tē, əb-\

: the state of being unknown or forgotten

: something that is difficult to understand

: the quality of being difficult to understand

plural ob·scu·ri·ties

Full Definition of OBSCURITY

:  one that is obscure
:  the quality or state of being obscure

Examples of OBSCURITY

  1. In recent years, the tradition has emerged from obscurity.
  2. He has been living in relative obscurity in a small town in the mountains.
  3. After a promising first novel, she faded into obscurity.

First Known Use of OBSCURITY

14th century

Rhymes with OBSCURITY

OBSCURITIES Defined for Kids


noun ob·scu·ri·ty \äb-ˈskyr-ə-tē, əb-\
plural ob·scu·ri·ties

Definition of OBSCURITY for Kids

:  the state of being difficult to see or understand
:  the state of being unknown or forgotten <He lived in obscurity.>
:  something that is difficult to understand <The poems are filled with obscurities.>


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