The definition of obscure is hard to see in the low light or hard to understand.(adjective)
An example of obscure is the scene on a concert stage when the lighting is dim.
Obscure is defined as to make confusing or hard to see.(verb)
An example of obscure is for a student to use important-sounding words in his science paper to hide the fact that he didn't understand the subject matter.
See obscure in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: OFr obscur < L obscurus, lit., covered over < ob- (see ob-) + IE *skuro- < base *(s)keu-, to cover, conceal > hide, sky
Origin: L obscurare < the adj.
See obscure in American Heritage Dictionary 4
adjective ob·scur·er, ob·scur·est
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French obscur
Origin: , from Latin obscūrus; see (s)keu- in Indo-European roots.
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