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obscurity

315 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ɒbskjˈʊɹɪtɪ], [ɒbskjˈʊɹɪtɪ], [ɒ_b_s_k_j_ˈʊ_ɹ_ɪ_t_ɪ]
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Synonyms for Obscurity:

complexity (noun)

abstruseness, cabalism, complexity, convolution, difficulty, intricacy, mystery, puzzle, subtlety.

concealment (noun)

anonymity, camouflage, censorship, concealment, covertness, disguise, enshrouding, hiddenness, secrecy, stealth.

darkness (noun)

blackness, cloudiness, darkness, dimness, dreariness, duskiness, gloominess, inkiness, shadow, somberness.

disorder (noun)

amorphousness, anarchism, anarchy, chaos, clutter, commotion, confusion, deformity, derangement, disarrangement, disarray, discomposure, disconnectedness, dishevel, disintegration, disorder, disorderliness, disorganization, entropy, formlessness, frenzy, fuzziness, inchoateness, incoherence, inconsistency, indefiniteness, indistinctness, inexactness, insanity, irregularity, lawlessness, laxity, looseness, mess, messiness, muddlement, perturbation, shapelessness, tumult, turmoil, unevenness.

obscurity (noun)

fogginess, haziness, imprecision, obfuscation, opaqueness, turbidity, vagueness.

opacity (noun)

murkiness, opacity.

Other synonyms and related words:

Ambiguousness, Inscrutableness, Insignificancy, Mysteriousness, Nebulosity, Obscuration, abstrusity, adiaphanousness, ambiguity, amorphia, amorphism, arcaneness, arcanum, background, blankness, bleariness, blind bargain, blobbiness, blur, blurriness, bourgeoisie, broadness, cipher, clear, cloud, common herd, common man, commonalty, complicatedness, contingency, crowd, dark, darkness of meaning, darkness visible, dead of night, defocus, democracy, demos, density, dependence, dependency, depth, dim, distance, double contingency, double meaning, doubtful meaning, dullness, dummy, dusk, eclipse, enigma, equivocalness, equivocation, esoterica, extinction, facelessness, faintness, feebleness, figurehead, filminess, fog, fruges consumere nati, general, generality, ghost, gloom, gloomy, great unwashed, half-visibility, hard words, haze, hoc genus omne, hoi polloi, horizon, humbleness, humbler classes, humbler orders, ignorance, ill-definedness, impenetrability, impenetrableness, impermeability, imperspicuity, imperviousness to light, inaccuracy, incomprehensibility, incomprehensibleness, inconceivableness, inconspicuousness, indecipherability, indecisiveness, indefinableness, indeterminateness, indistinguishability, inexplicitness, ingloriousness, inscrutability, insignificance, intense darkness, intransparency, invisibility, involution, involvedness, involvement, jackstraw, knowledge, latency, light, lightless, lightlessness, lightweight, limbo, little fellow, little guy, low company, low condition, low society, lower classes, lowliness, man of straw, many, mass of society, masses, mediocrity, million, mist, mistiness, mobility, moonlessness, muddiness, mulcommonalty, multitude, mumbo jumbo, murk, mystification, namelessness, nebbish, nebulousness, night, nihility, nobody, nobody one knows, non-existence, nonentity, nothing, nothingness, nowhere, nowheresville, nullity, numinousness, obliqueness, obliquity, oblivion, obscurantism, obscure, obscure darkness, obscureness, obscurum per obscurius, offing, onus probandi, opaque, open question, orderlessness, paleness, peasantry, people, perplexity, pip-squeak, pipsqueak, pitchy darkness, populace, profoundness, profundity, proletariat, punk, question, rank and file, reconditeness, riddle, roil, roiledness, roving commission, runt, screen, scrub, secret, semi-darkness, semidarkness, semivisibility, shade, shades, shadiness, shadowiness, shrimp, silence, small fry, small potato, small potatoes, soft focus, somber, spinosity, squirt, squit, starlessness, sunlessness, swarthiness, sweepingness, tenebrosity, tenebrousness, thing, thing of naught, tinge, total darkness, transcendentalism, turbidness, uncanniness, uncertainty, unclarity, unclearness, unfathomability, unimportance, unintelligibility, unintelligibleness, unknown, unplainness, unrecognized, unsung, vague appearance, veil, velvet darkness, void, vulgar herd, weakness, whiffet, whippersnapper.

Rhymes for Obscurity:

  1. surety, purity;
  2. security, maturity, impurity;
  3. insecurity, immaturity;

Quotes for Obscurity:

  1. When we really worship anything, we love not only its clearness but its obscurity We exult in its very invisibility. Gilbert K. Chesterton.
  2. The mind's passion is all for singling out. Obscurity has another tale to tell. Adrienne Rich.
  3. I guess I didn't feel confident enough to be searching in a big public way. I was very content at the time to toil in obscurity on things that I thought might point me in certain directions or teach me certain things- not knowing what that would be. Steven Soderbergh.
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