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obscurity


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Obscurity  \Ob*scu"ri*ty\,  n.  [L.  obscuritas:  cf  F. 
  obscurit['e].] 
  The  quality  or  state  of  being  obscure;  darkness;  privacy; 
  inconspicuousness;  unintelligibleness  uncertainty. 
 
  Yuo  are  not  for  obscurity  designed.  --Dryden. 
 
  They  were  now  brought  forth  from  obscurity,  to  be 
  contemplated  by  artists  with  admiration  and  despair. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  Syn:  {Darkness};  dimness;  gloom.  See  {Darkness}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  obscurity 
  n  1:  the  quality  of  being  unclear  or  abstruse  and  hard  to 
  understand  [syn:  {obscureness},  {abstruseness},  {reconditeness}] 
  [ant:  {clarity}] 
  2:  an  obscure  and  unimportant  standing;  not  well  known  "he 
  worked  in  obscurity  for  many  years"  [ant:  {prominence}] 
  3:  the  state  of  being  indistinct  or  indefinite  for  lack  of 
  adequate  illumination  [syn:  {obscureness}] 




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