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.
Recent Examples of obscurity from the Web
Anbang has emerged from relative obscurity in the past two years to take a spot at the forefront of China’s global deal making by cutting big property and insurance deals abroad.
Bunting went from obscurity to worldwide recognition, earning new admirers among the Beats (and the Beatles), invitations to read and record, critical celebrations, and the occasional attentions of documentary crews.
At home, Ms. Merkel has seen a far-right party ride the refugee crisis to spring from obscurity last summer to double-digit percentages in three state elections a week ago.
Robyn Rihanna Fenty, the island girl plucked from obscurity at sixteen by a posse of music moguls, is becoming one herself.
Two terms have risen quickly from obscurity into common campus parlance.
In magazines, newspapers, and, beginning in 2005 with Scott Schuman's The Sartorialist, the nascent world of street-style blogs, the pocket square reemerged from obscurity.
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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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