Definition of obscurity
1 : one that is obscure < … peppered with quotes from … heavy hitters, as well as some downright obscurities. — Penelope Green>
2 : the quality or state of being obscure <novels that have faded into obscurity>
Examples of obscurity in a sentence
In recent years, the tradition has emerged from obscurity.
He has been living in relative obscurity in a small town in the mountains.
After a promising first novel, she faded into obscurity.
First Known Use of obscurity
OBSCURITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of obscurity for English Language Learners
: the state of being unknown or forgotten
: something that is difficult to understand
: the quality of being difficult to understand
OBSCURITY Defined for Kids
Definition of obscurity for Students
1 : the state of being difficult to see or understand
2 : the state of being unknown or forgotten <He lived in obscurity.>
3 : something that is difficult to understand <The poems are filled with obscurities.>
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