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Synonyms for opaque
oʊˈpeɪkopaque

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  1. opaqueverb

    Synonyms:
    cloud, blur

  2. opaqueadjective

    Neither reflecting nor emitting light.

    Synonyms:
    cloud, blur

  3. opaqueadjective

    Antonyms:
    see-through, transparent, translucent

  4. opaqueadjective

    Antonyms:
    brilliant, clear, obvious, bright

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. opaque

    Strictly, that which is black is absolutely destitute of color; that which is dark is absolutely destitute of light. In common speech, however, a coat is black, tho not optically colorless; the night is dark, tho the stars shine. That is obscure, shadowy, or shady from which the light is more or less cut off. Dusky is applied to objects which appear as if viewed in fading light; the word is often used, as are swart and swarthy, of the human skin when quite dark, or even verging toward black. Dim refers to imperfection of outline, from distance, darkness, mist, etc., or from some defect of vision. Opaque objects, as smoked glass, are impervious to light. Murky is said of that which is at once dark, obscure, and gloomy; as, a murky den; a murky sky. Figuratively, dark is emblematic of sadness, agreeing with somber, dismal, gloomy, also of moral evil; as, a dark deed. Of intellectual matters, dark is now rarely used in the old sense of a dark saying, etc. See MYSTERIOUS; OBSCURE.

    Compare synonyms for LIGHT.

    Synonyms:
    black, dark, dim, dismal, dusky, gloomy, murky, mysterious, obscure, sable, shadowy, shady, somber, swart, swarthy

    Antonyms:
    bright, brilliant, clear, crystalline, dazzling, gleaming, glowing, illumined, light, lucid, luminous, radiant, shining, transparent, white

Princeton's WordNet

  1. opaqueadjective

    not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy; impenetrable to sight

    "opaque windows of the jail"; "opaque to X-rays"

    Synonyms:
    unintelligible

    Antonyms:
    hyaloid, lucid, comprehensible, transparent, semitransparent, crystalline, unclouded, limpid, pellucid, unfrosted, crystal clear, liquid, hyaline, translucent, clear, comprehendible

  2. opaque, unintelligibleadjective

    not clearly understood or expressed

    Synonyms:
    unintelligible

    Antonyms:
    crystal clear, unclouded, limpid, comprehensible, transparent, semitransparent, hyaloid, translucent, hyaline, clear, unfrosted, crystalline, lucid, comprehendible, liquid, pellucid

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. opaqueadjective

    Synonyms:
    not transparent

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. opaqueadjective

    Synonyms:
    intransparent, obscure, unintelligible

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#1640dark
#5621cloud
#9389dim
#9735mysterious
#9770dense
#12929unclear
#13380obscure
#14437vague
#17229shady
#17805opaque
#17984blur
#20758sable
#25916opacity
#28539dismal
#28701gloomy
#38136murky
#38689shadowy
#40528secretive
#45217unintelligible
#45530dusky
#47762somber
#51185impenetrable
#75558swart
#109912swarthy

How to use opaque in a sentence?

  1. State Department spokesman John Kirby:

    The move to disqualify some 100 candidates, through an opaque and discriminatory process, risks undermining the confidence of the Burmese people and the international community in these elections, we urge the Burmese authorities to redouble their efforts to address these concerns and ensure that the upcoming elections constitute a step forward for the country.

  2. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev:

    NATO's policy with regard to Russia has remained unfriendly and opaque. One could go as far as to say that we have slid back to a new Cold War, almost on an everyday basis we are called one of the most terrible threats either to NATO as a whole or to Europe, or to the United States.

  3. Garrett Marquis:

    The Patagonia ground station, agreed to in secret by a corrupt and financially vulnerable government a decade ago, is another example of opaque and predatory Chinese dealings that undermine the sovereignty of host nations.

  4. Daniel Reid:

    It's harder to get any information about a branch ... it's a bit more of an opaque structure.

  5. Christoph Wille:

    This process (of borrowing) is very opaque but the assumption is that they (Congo) get lots of loans from China and companies in the infrastructure sector.

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