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obscure

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Pronunciation

Adjective

obscure (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
obscure

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. Dark, faint or indistinct.
    • "I found myself in an obscure wood . ." Dante, Inferno,1,1-2
  2. Hidden, out of sight or inconspicuous,
  3. Difficult to understand.

Usage notes

  • The comparative obscurer and superlative obscurest, though formed by valid rules for English, are less common than more obscure and most obscure.

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Verb

Infinitive
to obscure

Third person singular
obscur

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to obscure (third-person singular simple present obscur, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To darken, make faint etc.
  2. (transitive) To hide, put out of sight etc.
    • "I realized that the purpose of writing is to inflate weak ideas, obscure poor reasoning, and inhibit clarity." Bill Watterson, Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat page 62

Translations


French

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ɔpskyr/

Adjective

obscure

  1. feminine of obscur

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