The quality or state of being obscure; darkness; privacy; inconspicuousness; unintelligibleness; uncertainty.
- Deficiency or absence of light; darkness.
- The quality or condition of being unknown: "Even utter obscurity need not be an obstacle to [political] success” ( New Republic).
- One that is unknown.
- The quality or condition of being imperfectly known or difficult to understand: "writings meant to be understood . . . by all, composed without deliberate obscurity or hidden motives” ( National Review).
- An instance of being imperfectly known or difficult to understand.