Textual thesaurus for "obscure"

(adj) vague

not clearly understood or expressed

an obscure turn of phrase; an impulse to go off and fight certain obscure battles of his own spirit-Anatole Broyard; their descriptions of human behavior become vague, dull, and unclear- P.A.Sorokin; vague...forms of speech...have so long passed for mysteries of science- John Locke

(adj) dark

marked by difficulty of style or expression

much that was dark is now quite clear to me; those who do not appreciate Kafka's work say his style is obscure

(adj) isolated, apart

remote and separate physically or socially

existed over the centuries as a world apart; preserved because they inhabited a place apart- W.H.Hudson; tiny isolated villages remote from centers of civilization; an obscure village

(adj) unnoticeable

not drawing attention

an unnoticeable cigarette burn on the carpet; an obscure flaw

(adj) unsung, unknown

not famous or acclaimed

an obscure family; unsung heroes of the war

(adj) hidden

difficult to find

hidden valleys; a hidden cave; an obscure retreat

(verb) overcloud, bedim

make obscure or unclear

The distinction was obscured

(verb) obliterate, veil, blot out, hide

make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing

a hidden message; a veiled threat

(verb) obnubilate, confuse, blur

make unclear, indistinct, or blurred

Her remarks confused the debate; Their words obnubilate their intentions

(verb) obnubilate, mist, befog, becloud, cloud, fog, haze over

make less visible or unclear

The stars are obscured by the clouds; the big elm tree obscures our view of the valley