A Word A Day : Obscure

Word of 14th June 2007: A Word A Day-Obscure


( Adjective )

Obscure (up SKYOOR): unknown, hard to understand, dark

• The comedy nightclub was filled with obscure comedians who stole each other’s jokes and seldom got any laughs.

• The artist was so obscure that even his parents had trouble remembering his name.

• The noted scholar’s dissertation was terribly obscure. It had to be translated from English into English before anyone could make head or tail of it.

• Some commentary poets apparently believe that the only way to be great is to be obscure.

• The features of the forest grew obscure as night fell.

• The state of being obscure in any of its senses is called obscurity.

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