Meaning of “obscure” in the English Dictionary

"obscure" in British English

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obscureadjective

uk /əbˈskjʊər/ us /əbˈskjʊr/

obscureverb [ T ]

uk /əbˈskjʊər/ us /əbˈskjʊr/
obscurely
adverb uk /əbˈskjʊə.li/ us /əbˈskjʊr.li/

The official statement was obscurely worded.

(Definition of “obscure” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"obscure" in American English

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obscureadjective

us /əbˈskjʊr, ɑb-/

obscure adjective (UNKNOWN)

not known to many people:

an obscure 18th-century painter

obscure adjective (UNCLEAR)

unclear and difficult to understand or see:

Official policy has changed for reasons that remain obscure.

(Definition of “obscure” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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