Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Obscure"

The meaning of "Obscure" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does obscure mean?
A: First meaning: Obscure is usually used to describe someone or something that is not normal, not well known.
For example, if somebody owned an Obscure car it would be a car that is not well known and a different.

Second meaning: To keep something from being seen, to hide/conceal.
For example, “the man sitting in front of me is obscuring my vision”
Q: What does obscure mean?
A: not discover or known about or uncertain
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Q: What does to obscure mean?
A: To obscure means to hide or blur something by concealing or masking it, rendering it vague and unclear, blurry (as opposed to keeping it in a secret or improbable location)

The rainclouds have obscured the sun (sailed in front of it)

The desert heat waves, rising from the ground, have obscured their vision.

Stepping behind the stained glass, I obscured myself from the watchful eyes of the viewers

Example sentences using "Obscure"

Q: Please show me example sentences with obscure.
A: I like listening to music by a lot of obscure bands.
He was obscuring my view of the scenery.
After the incident, he faded into obscurity.
His emotional state obscured the clarity of his mind.
Q: Please show me example sentences with obscure.
A: Ex 1:After the rain the roads became misty and obscure.
Ex 2: The book, with many details and metaphors, was obscure.

The original meaning of obscure is: something that is hard to see.
People use it to say they can’t physically OR mentally see something and that it is unclear.
Q: Please show me example sentences with obscure.
A: The meaning of his essay was so obscure

The view of the front of the house is obscured by the large trees
Q: Please show me example sentences with obscure.
A: The moon obscured the sun during the eclipsed.
The moon was obscured by clouds.
Baseball is becoming obscure.
What an obscure reference.
The video tape is now obscure.

Synonyms of "Obscure" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between obscure and vague and ambiguous ?
A: To describe pictures or art, the vocabulary can be difficult. It can be very subjective - each person can have their own understanding.

"Obscure" means "hidden" or "hard to see."
"Vague" means "unclear" or "poorly defined".
"Ambiguous" means "can have two meanings" or "can be understood more than one way."

Because the colors are clear and bright, I don't think obscure or vague work.
But I don't know if it has two "meanings".
has a good suggestion: abstract.
Q: What is the difference between obscure and unclear and vague ?
A: Good question!

obscure can be literal (real) or not.

as a verb: The snow obscured my vision.


obscure can also mean = vague or unclear. In this case, just use vague or unclear!

unclear = hard to tell /uncertain because you can't see/hear or know. Something has to be unclear. I'm unclear on what you are looking for, because you were vague on the details.

Vague = not enough of something : like information, or senses (not things like oranges). He only gave me a few vague details, I'm not sure how to proceed. I asked him a lot of questions, but his answers were vague.


these words are synonyms (and usually different parts of speech) but are used in different ways. I'm not a fan of using grammar terminology, so IMHO, The best way to understand them is in sentences.

I'll post some links.
Q: What is the difference between obscure and vague ?
A: In my opinion, vague means something that is not very clear, something that is not very well studied upon.

Obscure is something that is not very common, like a line from your favourite cult classic that your friends never understand. Obscure can also be used a verb, as in something obscuring your view.
Q: What is the difference between obscure and vague ?
A: vague: not completely understood; not well formed; not clear

"Thank you for explaining that term to me, it was vague up until you cleared it up."

obscure:
not well known;

not easy to understand: understood by few people
"Paleontology (the study of ancient animal fossils) is an obscure field as not many people know of it, the out of the few who do, only some understand it."
Q: What is the difference between obscure and disguise ?
A: Something that is obscured is hidden or hard to see

Something that is disguised
is hidden or hard to see on purpose/with intent

At least that's how I would describe it

Translations of "Obscure"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? obscure
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? obscure

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