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English definition of “obscure”


verb [T]     /əbˈskjʊər/ US  /-ˈskjʊr/
to prevent something from being seen or heard: Two new skyscrapers had sprung up, obscuring the view from her window. The sun was obscured by clouds.Hiding and disguising to make something difficult to discover and understand: Managers deliberately obscured the real situation from federal investigators.Digressing and being indirect or evasiveMoving in order to avoid contactNot saying much obscurely     /-li/ adverb The minister's statement was obscurely worded.Difficult to understandComplicated and difficult to doPuzzle and confuse
(Definition of obscure verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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