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obscurity

noun [U] uk   /əbˈskjʊə.rɪ.ti/  us   /-ˈskjʊr.ə.t̬i/

obscurity noun [U] (NOT KNOWN)

the state of not being known to many people: He was briefly famous in his twenties but then sank into obscurity. He rose from relative obscurity to worldwide recognition.

obscurity noun [U] (NOT CLEAR)

the state of being not clear and difficult to understand or see: The story is convoluted and opaque, often to the point of total obscurity.
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