obscurity Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"obscurity" in British English

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obscuritynoun [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 ​brieflyfamous in his ​twenties but then sank into obscurity. He ​rose from ​relative obscurity to ​worldwiderecognition.

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.
(Definition of obscurity from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"obscurity" in American English

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obscuritynoun [U]

 us   /əbˈskjʊr·ɪ·t̬i, ɑb-/

obscurity noun [U] (BEING UNKNOWN)

the ​state of not being ​known to many ​people: She ​worked in obscurity for ​years.

obscurity noun [U] (BEING UNCLEAR)

the ​state or ​quality of being ​unclear and ​difficult to ​understand or ​see: Many ​moviereviewersconfuse obscurity with ​quality.
(Definition of obscurity from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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