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Synonyms for obscurity
əbˈskyʊər ɪ tiob·scu·ri·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. obscureness, obscurity, abstruseness, reconditenessnoun

    the quality of being unclear or abstruse and hard to understand

    lowliness, profoundness, obscureness, abstruseness, abstrusity, profundity, humbleness, unimportance, reconditeness

    pellucidity, limpidity, clarity, lucidity, clearness, lucidness, prominence

  2. obscuritynoun

    an obscure and unimportant standing; not well known

    "he worked in obscurity for many years"

    abstruseness, reconditeness, obscureness

    clearness, clarity, pellucidity, lucidity, prominence, lucidness, limpidity

  3. obscurity, obscurenessnoun

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

    lowliness, unimportance, abstruseness, reconditeness, obscureness, humbleness

    limpidity, lucidness, clearness, prominence, lucidity, clarity, pellucidity

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. obscuritynoun

    darkness, dimness, gloom, gloominess, shade, obscuration, cloud, obfuscation

  2. obscuritynoun

    seclusion, retirement, privacy

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. obscuritynoun

    ambiguity, vagueness, privacy, seclusion, retirement, darkness, obfuscation, obscuration

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "obscurity":

    opacity, darkness, ambiguity, dark, mystery

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  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Alexander the Great once said that ‘I would rather live a short life of glory than a long one of obscurity!’ What a great illusion is this! Wise man is he who always chooses to live longer and he who blesses the obscurity!

  2. Tom Stoppard, Rosencranz And Guildenstern Are Dead:

    We are tied down to a language that makes up in obscurity what it lacks in style.

  3. Alexander Hamilton, The Farmer Refuted, February 23, 1775:

    The changes in the human condition are uncertain and frequent. Many, on whom fortune has bestowed her favours, may trace their family to a more unprosperous station; and many who are now in obscurity, may look back upon the affluence and exalted rank of their ancestors.

  4. Chateaubriand:

    What importance can we attach to the things of this world? Friendship? It disappears when the one who is liked comes to grief, or the one who likes becomes powerful. Love? it is deceived, fleeting, or guilty. Fame? You share it with mediocrity or crime. Fortune? Could that frivolity be counted a blessing? All that remains are those so-called happy days that flow past unnoticed in the obscurity of domestic cares, leaving man with the desire neither to lose his life nor to begin it over.

  5. Nigel Farage:

    I think if we had a second referendum on European Union membership, we ’d kill it off for a generation, the percentage that would vote to leave next time would be very much bigger than it was last time round and we may just finish the whole thing off and Tony Blair can disappear off into total obscurity.

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