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Synonyms for obscurity
əbˈskyʊər ɪ ti

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    the quality of being unclear or abstruse and hard to understand

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

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

  2. obscurity(noun)

    an obscure and unimportant standing; not well known

    "he worked in obscurity for many years"

    Synonyms:
    abstruseness, reconditeness, obscureness

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

  3. obscurity, obscureness(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    lowliness, unimportance, abstruseness, reconditeness, obscureness, humbleness

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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. obscurity

    Synonyms:
    contempt, contumely, discredit, disgrace, dishonor, disrepute, humiliation, ignominy, infamy, oblivion, shame

    Antonyms:
    celebrity, credit, distinction, eminence, fame, glory, honor, laurels, notoriety, renown, reputation, repute

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. obscurity(n.)

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

  2. obscurity(n.)

    Synonyms:
    seclusion, retirement, privacy

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. obscurity(n)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    opacity, darkness, ambiguity, dark, mystery

How to pronounce obscurity?

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#314700contumely

How to use obscurity in a sentence?

  1. Nigel Farage:

    We may just finish the whole thing off and (Tony) Blair can disappear off into total obscurity.

  2. 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.

  3. Napoleon:

    Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.

  4. Alexander The Great:

    I would rather live a short life of glory than a long one of obscurity.

  5. Bruce Hoffman:

    This inattention could have created the opportunity for a local group — perhaps with external encouragement or support — to emerge from obscurity and perpetrate such terrifically lethal attacks.


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