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- (UK) IPA: /əbˈskjʊə(ɹ)/, /əbˈskjɔː(ɹ)/, X-SAMPA: /@b"skjU@(r\)/, /@b"skjO:(r\)/
- (US) IPA: /əbˈskjʊɚ/, X-SAMPA: /@b"skjU@'/
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- Dark, faint or indistinct.
- "I found myself in an obscure wood . ." Dante, Inferno,1,1-2
- Hidden, out of sight or inconspicuous.
- Difficult to understand.
Usage notes 
- The comparative obscurer and superlative obscurest, though formed by valid rules for English, are less common than more obscure and most obscure.
Related terms 
dark, faint or indistinct
hidden, out of sight or inconspicuous
difficult to understand
- (transitive) To darken, make faint etc.
- (transitive) To hide, put out of sight etc.
- "I realized that the purpose of writing is to inflate weak ideas, obscure poor reasoning, and inhibit clarity." Bill Watterson, Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat page 62
to darken, make faint
to hide, put out of sight
- obscure in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- obscure in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- IPA: /ɔpskyr/
- feminine form of obscur
- vocative masculine singular of obscūrus