obscurity

  • 1obscurity — ob*scu ri*ty ([o^]b*sk[=u] r[i^]*t[y^]), n. [L. obscuritas: cf. F. obscurit[ e].] The quality or state of being obscure. Syn: darkness; privacy; inconspicuousness; unintelligibleness; uncertainty. [1913 Webster] You are not for obscurity designed …

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  • 2Obscurity — may refer to: Obscurity (band), German melodic metal band Security through obscurity, a controversial principle in security engineering which attempts to use secrecy to provide security See also Obscure (disambiguation) This disambiguation page… …

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  • 3Obscurity — Allgemeine Informationen Genre(s) Melodic Death Metal, Black Metal, Viking Metal Gründung 1997 Website …

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  • 4obscurity — index ambiguity, complication, concealment, indistinctness, mystery, nonappearance, obscuration, opacity …

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  • 5obscurity — (n.) late 15c., absence of light; 1610s with meaning condition of being unknown; from OBSCURE (Cf. obscure) (adj.) + ITY (Cf. ity); or else from O.Fr. obscurite, from L. obscuritatem (nom. obscuritas) darkness, indistinctness, uncertainty, from… …

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  • 6obscurity — [əbskyoor′ə tē, äbskyoor′ə tē] n. 1. the quality or condition of being obscure 2. pl. obscurities an obscure person or thing …

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  • 7obscurity — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ complete, total ▪ near, virtual ▪ He is now living in virtual obscurity. ▪ comparative (esp. BrE), relative …

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  • 8obscurity — ob|scu|ri|ty [əbˈskjuərıti US ˈskjur ] n plural obscurities 1.) [U] the state of not being known or remembered fade/slide/sink etc into obscurity ▪ The group produced two albums before disappearing into obscurity. live/work/remain etc in… …

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  • 9obscurity — [[t]ɒbskjʊ͟ərɪti[/t]] obscurities 1) N UNCOUNT Obscurity is the state of being known by only a few people. For the lucky few, there s the chance of being plucked from obscurity and thrown into the glamorous world of modelling... The latter half… …

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  • 10obscurity — UK [əbˈskjʊərətɪ] / US [əbˈskjʊrətɪ] noun Word forms obscurity : singular obscurity plural obscurities 1) [uncountable] a state in which a person or thing is not well known or not remembered a girl who was plucked from obscurity to become a star… …

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  • 11Obscurity — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Obscurity >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 obscurity obscurity &c.(unintelligibility) 519 Sgm: N 1 involution involution Sgm: N 1 hard words hard words Sgm: N 1 ambiguity ambiguity &c. 520 Sgm: N 1 unintelligibleness …

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  • 12obscurity — n. 1) to emerge from obscurity 2) to sink into obscurity * * * [əb skjʊ(ə)rɪtɪ] to emerge fromobscurity to sink into obscurity …

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  • 13obscurity — ob|scu|ri|ty [ əb skjurəti ] noun 1. ) uncount a state in which a person or thing is not well known or not remembered: a girl who was plucked from obscurity to become a star in obscurity: He was a famous poet, but he died in obscurity. 2. ) count …

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  • 14obscurity — noun 1) the novel plots Carlotta’s rise from obscurity to stardom Syn: insignificance, inconspicuousness, unimportance, anonymity; limbo, twilight, oblivion Ant: fame 2) small minded intellectuals who had accused him of obscurity Syn …

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  • 15obscurity — /euhb skyoor i tee/, n., pl. obscurities. 1. the state or quality of being obscure. 2. the condition of being unknown: He lived in obscurity for years before winning acclaim. 3. uncertainty of meaning or expression; ambiguity. 4. an unknown or… …

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  • 16obscurity — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Shade Nouns 1. obscurity, dimness, darkness, obscuration, obfuscation, opacity; whiteout; shade, cloud, gloom, duskiness, etc. See concealment, invisibility, cloudiness. 2. unclearness, indefiniteness,… …

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  • 17obscurity — noun 1 (U) the state of not being known or remembered: O Brien retired from politics and died in obscurity. 2 (C, U) something that is difficult to understand, or the quality of being difficult to understand: After years of analysis, a great many …

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  • 18obscurity — obscure ► ADJECTIVE (obscurer, obscurest) 1) not discovered or known about; uncertain. 2) not well known. 3) not clearly expressed or easily understood. 4) hard to make out; indistinct. ► VERB ▪ conceal or make unclear …

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  • 19obscurity — noun (plural ties) Date: 14th century 1. one that is obscure 2. the quality or state of being obscure …

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  • 20obscurity — noun a) Darkness; the absence of light b) The state of being unknown; a thing that is unknown See Also: obscure …

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