Definition of obscurity
- … peppered with quotes from … heavy hitters, as well as some downright obscurities.
- —Penelope Green
- novels that have faded into obscurity
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.
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: the state of being unknown or forgotten
: something that is difficult to understand
: the quality of being difficult to understand
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