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obscurity

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

Simple Definition of obscurity

  • : the state of being unknown or forgotten

  • : something that is difficult to understand

  • : the quality of being difficult to understand

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of obscurity

plural obscurities

  1. 1 :  one that is obscure

  2. 2 :  the quality or state of being obscure

Examples of obscurity in a sentence

  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.



14th Century

First Known Use of obscurity

14th century

Rhymes with obscurity


OBSCURITY Defined for Kids

obscurity

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

Definition of obscurity for Students

plural obscurities

  1. 1 :  the state of being difficult to see or understand

  2. 2 :  the state of being unknown or forgotten <He lived in obscurity.>

  3. 3 :  something that is difficult to understand <The poems are filled with obscurities.>





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