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Noun: obscurity  ub'skyûr-i-tee
  1. The quality of being unclear or abstruse and hard to understand
    - obscureness, abstruseness, reconditeness
     
  2. An obscure and unimportant standing; not well known
    "he worked in obscurity for many years"
     
  3. The state of being indistinct or indefinite for lack of adequate illumination
    - obscureness

Derived forms: obscurities

Type of: incomprehensibility, semidarkness, standing

Antonym: clarity, prominence

Encyclopedia: Obscurity