obscure


obscure
I (abstruse) adjective complex, cryptic, cryptical, deep, difficult, difficult to understand, enigmatic, enigmatical, esoteric, hidden, impalpable, incomprehensible, intricate, involved, mysterious, profound, recondite, transcendental, unapparent, unintelligible II (faint) adjective blurred, blurry, concealed, dim, hard to see, hidden, impalpable, imperceptible, inconspicuous, indefinite, indiscernible, indistinct, invisible, murky, nebulous, pale, shadowy, subtle, unapparent, unclear, undistinguished, unplain, vague, veiled, weak III (remote) adjective alien, distant, far, foreign, isolated, private, rare, removed, secluded, strange, unconnected, unknown, unrenowned associated concepts: obscure meaning IV verb adumbrate, becloud, bedim, befog, begloom, benight, blacken, blind, blur, cast a shadow, cloak, cloud, conceal, cover, cover up, curtain, darken, darkle, dim, disguise, dull, dusk, eclipse, encloud, enshroud, fog, haze, hide, keep in the dark, make dim, make indistinct, mask, mislead, obfuscate, occult, overcast, overcloud, overshadow, screen, shade, shroud, suppress, veil, wrap foreign phrases:
- Semper in obscuris quod minimum est sequlmur. — In obscure matters the construction which is least obscure should always be applied
V index allusive, ambiguous, blind (concealed), camouflage, clandestine, cloak, complex, conceal, confound, cover (conceal), de minimus, debatable, difficult, disguise, disorganize, disorient, elusive, enigmatic, ensconce, enshroud, envelop, equivocal, esoteric, hidden, hide, impalpable, inapprehensible, incomprehensible, inconspicuous, indefinable, indefinite, indeterminate, inexplicable, inscrutable, minor, mysterious, nebulous, obfuscate, obliterate, obnubilate, opaque, oracular, plant (covertly place), privy, recondite, secret, shroud, stealthy, ulterior, uncertain (ambiguous), unclear, underlying, unspecified, vague

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


obscure
adj.
Hidden; not easily discovered; hard to understand.
v.
To conceal; to make difficult to understand.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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