Examples of opaque in a Sentence
- In the opening hour, a group of strangers receive a maddeningly opaque cell-phone summons to join a secret cross-country race with a $32 million prize. The thing is, the summons can also be a threat (one competitor's wife is possibly being help captive), and the consequences of falling behind are murderous. —Tom Gliatto, People, 23 Apr. 2007
- The reality facing Rory Stewart was that he was sent into a collapsed rural region in a country of which he knew almost nothing, and in which he had to find his way through a maze of opaque tribal and religious relationships. —Robert Skidelsky, New York Review of Books, 5 Oct. 2006
- Arborio rice, the kind that grows in the Po Valley and gave rise to the wonderful dish risotto, has a tiny opaque white pearl on the inside that remains al dente, and starch on the outside that the grains release during cooking, making a creamy sauce. —Corby Kummer, Atlantic, March 1993
the opaque water of the muddy river
somehow listeners seem to connect with the songwriter, despite his deeply personal, often opaque lyrics
Recent Examples of opaque from the Web
Answering this question fully may be impossible with a company so opaque.
The babies’ parents wore opaque sunglasses that prevented them from seeing the pictures and influencing the adorable test subjects.
Mueller’s investigation has been, by the standards of today’s leak-happy Washington, unusually opaque and careful with information.
Their sound is an opaque form of experimental noise-rock and hip hop with MC Ride aggressively leading the way.
Each of the pill combinations looked identical to the patients—three opaque capsules.
Add the salmon, skin-side down and cook until the skin is crisp and the salmon is beginning to look opaque up 2/3 of the fillet, 8 to 10 minutes.
But doing so risks obscuring the problems’ true source, which lies not within the bowels of intricate, opaque software programs, but in the basic structure of the company’s advertising business—and the decision-making of the humans who run it.
Shards of rain turned everything on the horizon opaque, including the evergreen trees, which looked black in the distance.
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Synonymsambiguous, arcane, cryptic, dark, deep, Delphic, double-edged, elliptical (or elliptic), enigmatic (also enigmatical), equivocal, fuliginous, inscrutable, murky, mysterious, mystic, nebulous, occult, obscure
Antonymsaccessible, clear, nonambiguous, obvious, plain, unambiguous, unequivocal
Related Wordsabstruse, esoteric, recondite; cloaked, concealed, disguised, masked, shrouded; beclouded, bedimmed, befogged, clouded, cloudy, dim, faint, foggy, fuzzy, hazy, indistinct, indistinguishable, misty, muddy, obfuscatory, obnubilated, obscurant (or obscurantic), shaded, shadowlike, shadowy, sphinxlike; indefinite, inexact, inexplicit, noncommittal, questionable, unclear, uncertain, undefined, undetermined, vague; impenetrable, incomprehensible, indecipherable, inexplicable; eerie (also eery), uncanny, weird; impalpable, inappreciable, intangible, invisible; unanswerable, unknowable; baffling, bewildering, confounding, confusing, mystifying, perplexing, puzzling, unfathomable; circuitous, indirect, roundabout; complex, complicated, difficult, obtuse
Near Antonymscomprehensible, fathomable, intelligible, knowable, legible, pellucid, understandable; bright, distinct, evident, self-evident, self-explanatory; certain, firm, strong, sure; defined, determined; direct, straightforward; definite, exact, explicit; appreciable, palpable, tangible, visible; blatant, patent, unmistakable
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