Definitions for obscurityəbˈskyʊər ɪ ti

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word obscurity

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ob•scu•ri•tyəbˈskyʊər ɪ ti(n.)(pl.)-ties.

  1. the state or quality of being obscure.

  2. a person or thing that is obscure.

Origin of obscurity:

1470–80

Princeton's WordNet

  1. obscureness, obscurity, abstruseness, reconditeness(noun)

    the quality of being unclear or abstruse and hard to understand

  2. obscurity(noun)

    an obscure and unimportant standing; not well known

    "he worked in obscurity for many years"

  3. obscurity, obscureness(noun)

    the state of being indistinct or indefinite for lack of adequate illumination

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. obscurity(noun)əbˈskyʊər ɪ ti

    the state of being almost completely unknown

    a great artist who lived her life in obscurity

  2. obscurityəbˈskyʊər ɪ ti

    the state of being difficult to understand

    the obscurity of his writing

Wiktionary

  1. obscurity(Noun)

    Darkness; the absence of light

  2. obscurity(Noun)

    The state of being unknown; a thing that is unknown

  3. obscurity(Noun)

    The quality of being difficult to understand; a thing that is difficult to understand

Webster Dictionary

  1. Obscurity(noun)

    the quality or state of being obscure; darkness; privacy; inconspicuousness; unintelligibleness; uncertainty


Translations for obscurity

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

obscurity(noun)

Get even more translations for obscurity »

Translation

Find a translation for the obscurity definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these obscurity definitions with the community:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"obscurity." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 25 Oct. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/obscurity>.

Are we missing a good definition for obscurity?


The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network


Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for obscurity: