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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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#271black
#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. Maxine Waters:

    I'm troubled to see yet another bank plead guilty to criminal charges only to turn around and ask federal regulators to allow it to continue doing businesses as if it has done nothing wrong, i hope that the Department of Labor appropriately scrutinizes this waiver request by Deutsche Bank, and I believe a public hearing would provide much needed transparency to an historically opaque process.

  2. Letitia James:

    Hedge funds are charging exorbitant fees for high-risk and opaque investments.

  3. Michael Rawson:

    CITs are more opaque to the outside world because reporting requirements are not as stringent.

  4. Committee Chairman David Cicilline:

    Because their decisions are largely unaccountable, opaque, and result in sweeping consequences, the dominant platforms effectively serve as private regulators.

  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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