A Word A Day : Obscure
( Adjective )Obscure
Word of 14th June 2007: A Word A Day-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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