Definitions of obscurity

  1. the quality of being unclear or abstruse and hard to understand Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the state of being indistinct or indefinite for lack of adequate illumination Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The quality or state of being obscure; darkness; privacy; inconspicuousness; unintelligibleness; uncertainty. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. State or quality of being obscure: unintelligibleness: humility. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. The state of being obscure. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. Obscureness; darkness; privacy; unintelligibleness; illegibleness; humble condition. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. Darkness; state of being unknown to fame; darkness of meaning. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for obscurity

  1. The common soldiers felt safe in their obscurity and, careless of the future, continued to offer resistance. – Tacitus: The Histories, Volumes I and II by Caius Cornelius Tacitus
  2. But the whole question is one of such obscurity and of so little importance from the point of view of my argument, that I shall not attempt to enter further into it. – John Lyly by John Dover Wilson