Synonyms for (verb) obscure

Synonyms: overcloud, obscure, bedim

Definition: make obscure or unclear

Usage: The distinction was obscured

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: obliterate, obscure, veil, blot out, hide

Definition: make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing

Usage: a hidden message; a veiled threat

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: obscure

Definition: reduce a vowel to a neutral one, such as a schwa

Similar words: reduce

Definition: destress and thus weaken a sound when pronouncing it


Synonyms: obnubilate, obscure, confuse, blur

Definition: make unclear, indistinct, or blurred

Usage: Her remarks confused the debate; Their words obnubilate their intentions

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: obnubilate, obscure, mist, befog, becloud, cloud, fog, haze over

Definition: make less visible or unclear

Usage: The stars are obscured by the clouds; the big elm tree obscures our view of the valley

Similar words: hide, conceal

Definition: prevent from being seen or discovered

Usage: Muslim women hide their faces; hide the money

Synonyms for (adjective) obscure

Synonyms: obscure, vague

Definition: not clearly understood or expressed

Usage: an obscure turn of phrase; an impulse to go off and fight certain obscure battles of his own spirit-Anatole Broyard; their descriptions of human behavior become vague, dull, and unclear- P.A.Sorokin; vague...forms of speech...have so long passed for mysteries of science- John Locke

Similar words: unclear

Definition: not clear to the mind

Usage: the law itself was unclear on that point; the reason for their actions is unclear to this day


Synonyms: dark, obscure

Definition: marked by difficulty of style or expression

Usage: much that was dark is now quite clear to me; those who do not appreciate Kafka's work say his style is obscure

Similar words: incomprehensible, uncomprehensible

Definition: difficult to understand

Usage: the most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible- A. Einstein


Synonyms: isolated, apart, obscure

Definition: remote and separate physically or socially

Usage: existed over the centuries as a world apart; preserved because they inhabited a place apart- W.H.Hudson; tiny isolated villages remote from centers of civilization; an obscure village

Similar words: unconnected

Definition: not joined or linked together


Synonyms: unnoticeable, obscure

Definition: not drawing attention

Usage: an unnoticeable cigarette burn on the carpet; an obscure flaw

Similar words: inconspicuous, invisible

Definition: not prominent or readily noticeable

Usage: he pushed the string through an inconspicuous hole; the invisible man


Synonyms: unsung, unknown, obscure

Definition: not famous or acclaimed

Usage: an obscure family; unsung heroes of the war

Similar words: inglorious

Definition: not bringing honor and glory

Usage: some mute inglorious Milton here may rest


Synonyms: obscure, hidden

Definition: difficult to find

Usage: hidden valleys; a hidden cave; an obscure retreat

Similar words: concealed

Definition: hidden on any grounds for any motive

Usage: a concealed weapon; a concealed compartment in his briefcase