1. [ noun ] the quality of being unclear or abstruse and hard to understand
Synonyms: abstruseness reconditeness obscureness
Related terms: clarity incomprehensibility
2. [ noun ] an obscure and unimportant standing; not well known

"he worked in obscurity for many years"

Related terms: prominence standing nowhere oblivion anonymity humbleness
3. [ noun ] the state of being indistinct or indefinite for lack of adequate illumination
Synonyms: obscureness
Related terms: semidarkness
Similar spelling:   obscurely