Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
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- S: (v) obscure, befog, becloud, obnubilate, haze over, fog, cloud, mist (make less visible or unclear) "The stars are obscured by the clouds"; "the big elm tree obscures our view of the valley"
- S: (v) confuse, blur, obscure, obnubilate (make unclear, indistinct, or blurred) "Her remarks confused the debate"; "Their words obnubilate their intentions"
- S: (v) obscure, bedim, overcloud (make obscure or unclear) "The distinction was obscured"
- S: (v) obscure (reduce a vowel to a neutral one, such as a schwa)
- S: (v) obscure, blot out, obliterate, veil, hide (make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing) "a hidden message"; "a veiled threat"
- S: (adj) obscure, vague (not clearly expressed or understood) "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
- S: (adj) dark, obscure (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"
- S: (adj) hidden, obscure (difficult to find) "hidden valleys"; "a hidden cave"; "an obscure retreat"
- S: (adj) obscure, unknown, unsung (not famous or acclaimed) "an obscure family"; "unsung heroes of the war"
- S: (adj) obscure, unnoticeable (not drawing attention) "an unnoticeable cigarette burn on the carpet"; "an obscure flaw"
- S: (adj) apart, isolated, obscure (remote and separate physically or socially) "existed over the centuries as a world apart"; "preserved because they inhabited a place apart"- W.H.Hudson; "tiny isolated villages remote from centers of civilization"; "an obscure village"