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[ɒbskjˈʊ͡ə], [ɒbskjˈʊ‍ə], [ɒ_b_s_k_j_ˈʊə]

Synonyms for Obscure:

chaotic (adjective)

amorphous, anarchical, anarchistic, blurry, chaotic, cluttered, confused, deformed, deranged, disarrayed, discomposed, disconnected, disheveled, disintegrated, disordered, disorderly, disorganized, embroiled, formless, frantic, frenzied, fuzzy, inchoate, incoherent, inconsistent, indefinite, indistinct, inexact, insane, irregular, jumbled, lawless, lax, loose, messy, muddled, out of control, perturbed, rambunctious, shapeless, tempestuous, tumultuous, undisciplined, uneven, unruly, wild.

complex (adjective)

abstruse, complex, complicated, convoluted, difficult, intricate, involved, mysterious, perplexing, puzzling.

dark (adjective)

black, cloudy, dark, darkened, dim, dismal, dreary, dusky, gloomy, inky, lightless, murky, shaded, shadowy, shady, silhouetted, somber, sooty, swarthy, umbrageous.

obscure (adjective)

foggy, hazy, imprecise, obfuscated, opaque, turbid, unintelligible, vague.

opaque (adjective)

impenetrable, unclear.

blacken (verb)

blacken, darken, eclipse, shadow.

conceal (verb)

blind, bury, camouflage, censor, cloak, conceal, disguise, enshroud, hide, hush, mask, screen.

confuse (verb)

baffle, cloud, confuse, fluster, misconstrue, mistake, muddle, perplex.

darken (verb)


dim (verb)


obscure (verb)

obfuscate, overshadow.

shade (verb)

cover, curtain, veil.

Other synonyms and related words:

Beclouded, Cimmerian, Darksome, Delphic, Dislimn, Duskily, Fuliginous, Grey, Indistinguished, Stygian, Unapt, Unconceivable, Unhandsome, abstract, acme, addled, adiaphanous, adumbrate, airy, aleatoric, aleatory, alien, ambiguous, amorphic, amphibological, anarchic, ancestry, angle, annihilate, anonymous, anybody's guess, apart, apex, apply, apply to, arcane, around the bush, awry, back, back of beyond, baffling, baggy, bandage, barely discernible, barely distinguishable, base, base-born, baseborn, be dark, beamless, beat about, becloud, become glassy, bedarken, bedazzle, bedevil, bedim, bedimmed, befog, befogged, befuddle, beg the question, begloom, belie, belittle, bemist, benight, benighted, bewilder, bewildering, bewitch, beyond comprehension, beyond one, bias, bicker, bind, black as night, black out, blanket, blear, bleared, bleary, blind the eyes, blindfold, blobby, block, block out, block the light, blot, blot out, blue, blunt, blur, blurred, boggle, broad, brown, buried, bush-league, but for, cabalistic, cabbalistic, cache, caliginous, canopy, captivate, cast a shadow, causing dejection, cavil, chance, chancy, characterless, cheesy, choking, choplogic, chuck, circular pitch, clabber up, clandestine, clear as mud, close, close the door, closed, clothe, cloud over, cloud the issue, cloud up, clouded, cloudy sky, clutter, coat, colored, colorless, coloured, common, compact, complicate, compressed, con, concealed, condensed, conditional, confound, confoundedly, confusable, confusing, confusingly, conjectural, consternate, cope, corrupt, cover over, cover up, covered, covert, cowl, crabbed, cramp, cramped, crepuscular, cross, crossbreed, cryptic, cynical, dapple, dark as night, dark as pitch, darken over, darkening, darkish, darkling, darkly, darkness, daze, dazzle, dead of night, debatable, decline, deep, deepen, defile, define, deform, defy, degree, deluge, dense, depressing, deprive of sight, descent, despised, detached, detested, devious, dimly, dimming, dingy, dip, discombobulate, disconcert, disconsolate, disguised, dishonorable, disjunct, disliked, disorder, dispiriting, disputable, disregarded, dissemble, distant, distort, distorted, distract attention from, disturb, dodge, dolefully, double-edged, double-faced, double-talk, doubtful, dour, dowdy, drown, dubious, dull, dully, dun, dunghill, dusk, dwarf, earthborn, ebon, ebony, eclipsed, efface, elliptical, elusive, enchant, encircle, enclose, encloud, encompass with shadow, engulf, enigmatic, enigmatical, enmist, ensconce, entangled, envelop, equivocal, equivocate, esoteric, ethereal, evade, evade the issue, evanescent, evasive, evening, examine and study, excecate, extinguish, fade, faint, faintly, falsify, far, far and high, far-fetched, far-off, far-out, featureless, feeble, fence, film, film over, filmy, fine, fleeting, fling, flood, flurry, fog up, foolish, foreign, fox, frowsy, fuddle, fuzz, garble, garbled, general, generalized, glare, glaze, glaze over, gloom, gloss over, glowering, glum, gouge, graceless, graphic, gray, grim, grumly, half-seen, half-visible, hard, hard to understand, hardly discernible, hardly distinguishable, harsh, hated, having a low profile, haze, haze over, heavy, hedge, height, heterogeneous, hid, hidden, hide out, hiding, hit, hit-or-miss, hood, hoodwink, humble, ignoble, ignominious, ignorant, ignorant and foolish, ignotus, ill-defined, illegible, illogical, imbrown, immaterial, immerse, impalpable, impassable, imperceptible, impermeable, impervious to light, implausible, imponderable, in a cloud, in a fog, in doubt, in eclipse, in purdah, in secret, in the wings, inaccessible, inaccurate, inarticulate, inaudible, incalculable, incline, incognito, incommunicado, incomprehensible, inconceivable, inconclusive, inconsequential, inconsiderable, inconspicuous, incorporeal, incredible, indecipherable, indecisive, indefinable, indeterminable, indeterminate, indirect, indiscernible, indistinctly, indistinguishable, inelegant, inexplicable, inexplicit, inferior, inform, infrared, inglorious, inscrutable, insensible, insignificant, insoluble, insubstantial, insular, intangible, intransparent, inundate, invisible, ironic, irrelevant, isolated, jumble, kabbalistic, kaleidoscopic, keep back, keep from, keep under cover, knotty, lackluster, late, latent, lay on, lay over, light, lightly, little-known, lonely, lonesome, low, low wall, low-born, low-profile, lowborn, lowly, lumpen, lurch, make blind, make uncertain, make unintelligible, manifold, mantle, marooned, masked, mean, merely glimpsed, milky, minor, minor league, misadvise, misdirect, miseducate, misguide, misinform, misinstruct, mislead, misrepresent, mist, mist over, misteach, misty, mitigate, mixed-up, mollify, moody, morose, mottle, mournfully, muddy, muddy the waters, muffle, muffled, murk, mushroom, mussy, muzzy, mystery, mystic, mystical, mystify, mystifying, nameless, naughty child, nebulous, negligible, night, night-black, night-clad, night-cloaked, night-dark, night-enshrouded, night-filled, night-mantled, night-veiled, nit-pick, nitpick, no credit to, non-specific, non-specified, non-translucent, non-transparent, nondescript, nonspecific, not bright, not clear, not known, not nice, not noticeable, nubilate, nubilous, obduce, oblique, obliterate, obnubilate, obscured, obscurely, obscuring, obscurity, obstruct, obumbrate, obvious, occult, occultate, occulted, odd, of low extraction, of low origin, of low parentage, of mean extraction, of mean origin, of mean parentage, off the beaten path, one-horse, open to question, oracular, orderless, ordinary, orphic, out, out of focus, out of sight, out-of-the-way, outdo, outlying, outmoded, outshine, over head, overcast, overcloud, overlay, oversmoke, overspread, overtechnical, overwhelm, packed, pale, palter, paltry, parry, past comprehension, pea soup, penny ante, perplexed, pervert, pettifog, petty, picayune, pick nits, pinnacle, pitch, pitch black, pitch-dark, pitchy, pitifully, plant, plebeian, poor vision, prevaricate, private, privy, problematic, problematical, profound, proletarian, provisory, pussyfoot, put on, put out, put-off, puzzle, quench, questionable, quibble, quiet and elegant, random, rare, rather, rayless, recondite, reject public life, rejected, remote, removed, renownless, reticent, retired, roiled, roily, roundabout, rumpled, sable, sadly, saturnine, scabrous, scattered, scramble, scrambled, scum, secluded, secluse, secret, secrete, secretive, seldom seen, semivisible, sensitive, separate, separated, sepulchral, sequestered, serious, shabby, shadowed forth, shadowlike, shed, shield, shift, show up, shroud, shrouded, shrouded in mystery, shuffle, shut out, shut off, shut out, shy, sidestep, simple, sinister, size, slant, sleazy, slenderly, slight, slightly, slimly, slope, sloppy, slovenly, slur, slur over, small, small-time, smog, smoggy, smoke, smoky, smutch, snow-blind, soften, solitary, sombre, somewhat, soothe, sophistic, sorrowfully, sorry, soupy, sour, split hairs, spread over, starless, stash, stature, stifle, stochastic, stonewall, strange, stray, strike blind, styleless, subfusc, subfuscous, submerge, subtle, sullen, sully, sunless, superimpose, supernatural, superphysical, superpose, supersensible, surpass, surround, swamp, swarthiness, sweeping, tacky, taint, tardy, tarnish, tasteless, tenebrious, tenebrose, tenebrous, tergiversate, thick, thin, thorny, throw, throw up smoke screen, ticklish, tilt, to darken, top, toss, tough, transcendent, transcendental, trashy, tricky, trifling, trivial, twilight, two-bit, ulterior, ultraviolet, umbral, unaccountable, unacknowledged, unambiguous, unapparent, unappreciated, unattractive, unbecoming, unbeknown, unbelievable, uncelebrated, uncertain, unchic, uncomprehensible, unconnected, unconspicuous, uncool, undecipherable, undefined, under an eclipse, under cover, under house arrest, under wraps, undercover, underground, undestined, undetectable, undetected, undetermined, undiscernible, undisclosed, undiscovered, undistinct, undistinguishable, undistinguished, unemotional, unemphatic, unexalted, unexceptional, unexplainable, unexplained, unexplicit, unexplored, unexposed, unfamed, unfamiliar, unfashionable, unfathomable, unforeseeable, unform, unfortunately, unfrequented, unglorified, unhappily, unheard, unheard-of, unheralded, unhonored, unhonoured, unidentified, unilluminated, unimaginable, unimportant, unkempt, unknowable, unknown, unknown to fame, unlighted, unlikely, unlit, unmarked, unmodish, unnamed, unnotable, unnoted, unnoticeable, unnoticed, unobservable, unobtrusive, unobvious, unordered, unorganized, unperceivable, unpersuasive, unplain, unpleasant, unplebeian, unplumbable, unpopular, unpraised, unpredictable, unprepossessing, unreadable, unrecognizable, unrecognized, unrecorded, unremarked, unrenowned, unresolved, unrevealed, unseen, unsettled, unshape, unspecific, unspecified, unstylish, unsubstantial, unsung, unsuspected, untidy, untitled, untransparent, untravelled, unusual, unwashed, vaguely, vanished, vaporous, varnish, veiled, very worst, viewless, washed-up, weak, weaken, weakened, weighty, whitewash, wipe out, wispy, with evil intention, woefully, woolly, wraithlike, wrap, wrapped in clouds, wrinkled.

Rhymes for Obscure:

  1. mature, inure, pure, poor, sure, boor, muir, moore, insure, cure, secure, endure, demure, ruhr, moor, ensure, detour, manure, tour, lure, procure, impure, unsure;
  2. brochure, assure, allure;
  3. reassure, premature, immature;
  4. entrepreneur;

Quotes for Obscure:

  1. The world is now aware that the most unavoidable and most dangerous weapon that exists is the blind decisiveness of a man ready to sacrifice his life for an obscure cause. Omar Bongo.
  2. Don't look for obscure formulas or mystery in my work. It is pure joy that I offer you. Look at my sculptures until you see them. Those closest to God have seen them. Constantin Brancusi.
  3. A good catchword can obscure analysis for fifty years. Wendell L. Wilkie.