obscurity: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ub-skyoor'i-tē), [key]
— pl. -ties.
  1. the state or quality of being obscure.
  2. the condition of being unknown: He lived in obscurity for years before winning acclaim.
  3. uncertainty of meaning or expression; ambiguity.
  4. an unknown or unimportant person or thing.
  5. darkness; dimness; indistinctness.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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