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Veiled vs. Obscure

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Veiledadjective

Covered by a veil.

Obscureadjective

Dark, faint or indistinct.

Veiledadjective

(figurative) Partly hidden or concealed.

‘His veiled threat was terrifying.’;

Obscureadjective

Hidden, out of sight or inconspicuous.

Veiledverb

simple past tense and past participle of veil

Obscureadjective

Difficult to understand.

‘an obscure passage or inscription;’; ‘The speaker made obscure references to little-known literary works.’;

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Veiledadjective

Covered by, or as by, a veil; hidden.

Obscureadjective

Not well-known.

Veiledadjective

having or as if having a veil or concealing cover;

‘a veiled dancer’; ‘a veiled hat’; ‘veiled threats’; ‘veiled insults’; ‘the night-veiled landscape’;

Obscureadjective

Unknown or uncertain; unclear.

‘The etymological roots of the word "blizzard" are obscure and open to debate.’;

Veiledadjective

muted or unclear;

‘veiled sounds’; ‘the image is veiled or foggy’;

Obscureverb

(transitive) To render obscure; to darken; to make dim; to keep in the dark; to hide; to make less visible, intelligible, legible, glorious, beautiful, or illustrious.

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Obscureverb

(transitive) To hide, put out of sight etc.

Obscureverb

To conceal oneself; to hide.

Obscureadjective

Covered over, shaded, or darkened; destitute of light; imperfectly illuminated; dusky; dim.

‘His lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.’;

Obscureadjective

Of or pertaining to darkness or night; inconspicuous to the sight; indistinctly seen; hidden; retired; remote from observation; unnoticed.

‘The obscure birdClamored the livelong night.’; ‘The obscure corners of the earth.’;

Obscureadjective

Not noticeable; humble; mean.

Obscureadjective

Not easily understood; not clear or legible; abstruse or incomprehensible; as, an obscure passage or inscription.

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Obscureadjective

Not clear, full, or distinct; clouded; imperfect; as, an obscure view of remote objects.

Obscureverb

To render obscure; to darken; to make dim; to keep in the dark; to hide; to make less visible, intelligible, legible, glorious, beautiful, or illustrious.

‘They are all couched in a pit hard by Herne's oak, with obscured lights.’; ‘Why, 't is an office of discovery, love,And I should be obscured.’; ‘There is scarce any duty which has been so obscured by the writings of learned men as this.’; ‘And seest not sin obscures thy godlike frame?’;

Obscureverb

To conceal one's self; to hide; to keep dark.

‘How! There's bad news.I must obscure, and hear it.’;

Obscurenoun

Obscurity.

Obscureverb

make less visible or unclear;

‘The stars are obscured by the clouds’;

Obscureverb

make unclear, indistinct, or blurred;

‘Her remarks confused the debate’; ‘Their words obnubilate their intentions’;

Obscureverb

make obscure or unclear;

‘The distinction was obscured’;

Obscureverb

make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing;

‘a hidden message’; ‘a veiled threat’;

Obscureverb

make difficult to perceive by sight;

‘The foliage of the huge tree obscures the view of the lake’;

Obscureadjective

not clearly understood or expressed;

‘an obscure turn of phrase’; ‘an impulse to go off and fight certain obscure battles of his own spirit’; ‘their descriptions of human behavior become vague, dull, and unclear’; ‘vague...forms of speech...have so long passed for mysteries of science’;

Obscureadjective

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’;

Obscureadjective

difficult to find;

‘hidden valleys’; ‘a hidden cave’; ‘an obscure retreat’;

Obscureadjective

not famous or acclaimed;

‘an obscure family’; ‘unsung heroes of the war’;

Obscureadjective

not drawing attention;

‘an unnoticeable cigarette burn on the carpet’; ‘an obscure flaw’;

Obscureadjective

remote and separate physically or socially;

‘existed over the centuries as a world apart’; ‘preserved because they inhabited a place apart’; ‘tiny isolated villages remote from centers of civilization’; ‘an obscure village’;

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