Beclouding
Becloud Be*cloud", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Beclouded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Beclouding}.] To cause obscurity or dimness to; to dim; to cloud. [1913 Webster]

If thou becloud the sunshine of thine eye. --Quarles. [1913 Webster]


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  • beclouding — be·cloud || bɪ klaÊŠd v. cover with clouds; confuse …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Obfuscation — For the term as used in computer science, see Obfuscated code. Obfuscation (or beclouding) is the hiding of intended meaning in communication, making communication confusing, wilfully ambiguous, and harder to interpret.[citation needed] Contents… …   Wikipedia

  • Becloud — Be*cloud , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Beclouded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Beclouding}.] To cause obscurity or dimness to; to dim; to cloud. [1913 Webster] If thou becloud the sunshine of thine eye. Quarles. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Beclouded — Becloud Be*cloud , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Beclouded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Beclouding}.] To cause obscurity or dimness to; to dim; to cloud. [1913 Webster] If thou becloud the sunshine of thine eye. Quarles. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • becloud — (v.) 1590s, from BE (Cf. be ) + CLOUD (Cf. cloud). Figurative sense of to obscure is recorded from 1610s. Related: Beclouded; beclouding …   Etymology dictionary

  • eclipse — n 1. obscuration, obfuscation, concealment, occultation, blockage, hiding, covering; darkening, shadowing, shading, adumbration, beclouding, overclouding, overcasting, bedimming, dimming. 2. overshadowing, outshining, outstripping, outdoing,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • quib|ble|some — «KWIHB uhl suhm», adjective. tending to evade or confuse the real point or truth in petty ways: »Strauss can be evasive, quibblesome and not above beclouding a point with big handfuls of debater s dust (Time) …   Useful english dictionary

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