What does obfuscation mean?

Definitions for obfuscation

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bewilderment, obfuscation, puzzlement, befuddlement, mystification, bafflement, bemusement(noun)

    confusion resulting from failure to understand

  2. mystification, obfuscation(noun)

    the activity of obscuring people's understanding, leaving them baffled or bewildered

  3. obfuscation(noun)

    darkening or obscuring the sight of something


  1. obfuscation(Noun)

    The act or process of obfuscating, or obscuring the perception of something; the concept of concealing the meaning of a communication by making it more confusing and harder to interpret.

  2. obfuscation(Noun)

    Confusion, bewilderment, or a baffled state resulting from something obfuscated, or made more opaque and muddled with the intent to obscure information.

  3. obfuscation(Noun)

    A single instance of intentionally obscuring the meaning of something to make it more difficult to grasp.

    During the debate, the candidate sighed at his opponent's obfuscations.

  4. obfuscation(Noun)

    The option to alter computer code, preserving its behavior but concealing its structure and intent.

    You need to turn on obfuscation for these classes.

  5. Origin: From obfuscationem (15th century), from obfuscare, from ob + fuscare, from fuscus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Obfuscation(noun)

    the act of darkening or bewildering; the state of being darkened

  2. Origin: [L. obfuscatio.]


  1. Obfuscation

    Obfuscation is the hiding of intended meaning in communication, making communication confusing, wilfully ambiguous, and harder to interpret.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of obfuscation in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of obfuscation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mark Heywood:

    It was a lost decade. We blew the years 2000 to 2008 with political obfuscation.

  2. Christoph Mueller:

    My experience is it's very difficult to create a winning team from existing management, there's nowhere more obfuscation than in the boardroom at the beginning of a turnaround.

  3. James Scott:

    In an age of dynamic malware obfuscation through operations such as mutating hash, a hyper-evolving threat landscape, and technologically next generation adversaries, offensive campaigns have an overwhelming advantage over defensive strategies.

  4. Charles Krauthammer:

    Refusal to answer questions. No supreme court nominee answers questions who has any hope of getting on the court, the whole idea is not just to be calm and collected and knowledgeable, but to be nimble, he added. This is an exercise in obfuscation.

  5. Mark Warner:

    Diplomacy is the right path forward to deal with North Korea, at the same time, due to Pyongyang’s history of obfuscation and international defiance, the United States must proceed with caution. I am deeply concerned that the White House has not laid the necessary diplomatic groundwork and coordination for direct talks with North Korea, continued Warner, a Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee. Trump had previously threatened North Korea with fire and fury like the world has never seen. He also tweeted Saturday :.

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Translations for obfuscation

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • Vedunkelung, Vernebelung, EntstellungGerman
  • verduisteringDutch
  • şaşırtma, perde çekme, gizlemeTurkish

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