What is another word for obscurity?

Pronunciation: [ɒbskjˈʊɹɪti] (IPA)

Obscurity is a term that refers to the state of being unknown, unimportant or forgotten by people. Synonyms for obscurity include anonymity, irrelevance, insignificance, inconspicuousness, unimportance, and oblivion. The word anonymity refers to being unknown or unidentifiable while insignificance refers to having no important or impressive qualities. Inconspicuousness refers to being not easily visible or attracting attention. Unimportance implies lack of significance or importance while oblivion implies being entirely forgotten or ignored. These synonyms accurately capture the essence of what obscurity means and can be used interchangeably to convey the same message.

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What are the hypernyms for Obscurity?

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What are the hyponyms for Obscurity?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for obscurity (as nouns)

What are the opposite words for obscurity?

Obscurity refers to the state or quality of being unknown, uncertain, or unimportant. Its antonyms, on the other hand, denote clarity, fame, and prominence. Eminent refers to being widely known and respected, while clarity relates to clearness and transparency. Notoriety connotes widespread publicity, and renown suggests great fame and recognition. Distinctness indicates the quality of being easily distinguishable, and lucidity implies the ability to express oneself clearly. Conspicuousness refers to being easily noticeable or perceivable, while noteworthiness suggests being deserving of attention or recognition. Popular and prevalent both suggest widespread acceptance or accessibility. These antonyms serve to expand our understanding and appreciation of the many nuances of language.

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Usage examples for Obscurity

She did not seek obscurity.
"My Lady of the Chimney Corner"
Alexander Irvine
Yes, Larry Kildene was below him in the obscurity, and now his voice came up to Harry, long and clear.
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine
It certainly might well have been clear to him from the first; there seemed no obscurity in it.
"The Furnace"
Rose Macaulay

Famous quotes with Obscurity

  • Their is no defense against criticism except obscurity.
    Joseph Addison
  • The street to obscurity is paved with athletes who can perform great feats before friendly crowds.
    George Allen, Sr.
  • Before people complain of the obscurity of modern poetry, they should first examine their consciences and ask themselves with how many people and on how many occasions they have genuinely and profoundly shared some experience with another.
    W. H. Auden
  • I did what I could to inflate the rumor I was on my way to stardom. What I was on my way to, by any mathematical standards known to man, was oblivion, by way of obscurity.
    Tallulah Bankhead
  • Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
    Napoleon Bonaparte

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