- adj. 昏暗的，朦胧的；晦涩的，不清楚的；隐蔽的；不著名的，无名的
- vt. 使…模糊不清，掩盖；隐藏；使难理解
- n. 某种模糊的或不清楚的东西
CET6 TEM4 IELTS GRE 考 研 TOEFL
1. ob- "over" + sc- "cover" (sky => sc-, sky的本义就是“cover”) + -ure.
- obscure: see sky
- obscure (adj.)
- c. 1400, "dark," figuratively "morally unenlightened; gloomy," from Old French obscur, oscur "dark, clouded, gloomy; dim, not clear" (12c.) and directly from Latin obscurus "dark, dusky, shady," figuratively "unknown; unintelligible; hard to discern; from insignificant ancestors," from ob "over" (see ob-) + -scurus "covered," from PIE *(s)keu- "to cover, conceal" (see sky). Related: Obscurely.
- obscure (v.)
- early 15c., "to cover (something), cloud over," from obscure (adj.) or else from Middle French obscurer, from Latin obscurare "to make dark, darken, obscure," from obscurus. Related: Obscured; obscuring.
- 1. Rumour, myth and hearsay obscure the truth after months of bloodshed.
- 2. These obscure groups were of little account in national politics.
- 3. Richard's statement was disgracefully obscure.
- 4. an obscure German poet
- 5. The joke did not obscure the underlying seriousness of his point.
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