Definition - obscure

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obscure
  1. make obscure or unclear; "The distinction was obscured"
  2. make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing; "a hidden message"; "a veiled threat"
  3. reduce a vowel to a neutral one, such as a schwa
  4. make unclear, indistinct, or blurred; "Her remarks confused the debate"; "Their words obnubilate their intentions"
  5. not clearly understood or expressed; "an obscure turn of phrase"; "an impulse to go off and fight certain obscure battles of his own spirit"-Anatole Broyard; "their descriptions of human behavior become vague, dull, and unclear"- P.A.Sorokin; "vague...forms of speech...have so long passed for mysteries of science"- John Locke
  6. make less visible or unclear; "The stars are obscured by the clouds"; "the big elm tree obscures our view of the valley"
  7. marked by difficulty of style or expression; "much that was dark is now quite clear to me"; "those who do not appreciate Kafka's work say his style is obscure"

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