adj (obscurer, obscurest)
- 1.1 (not easily understood) [meaning] oscuro, poco claro; [message/reference] críptico for some obscure reason por alguna extraña razón 1.2 (vague) [impression/feeling/memory] confuso, vagoMore example sentences
More example sentences1.3 (little known) [writer/journal] oscuro, poco conocido; [island/town] recóndito, perdido he died an obscure death murió en la oscuridad
- In fact you appear to have to be very advanced in magical theory in order to understand most of the obscure written references about it.
- Still, this is a Frank Black album, with its obscure references and abstruse lyrics.
- Pondering the wisdom of basing a key joke on an obscure music reference that most people won't understand, I wander back downstairs to the lounge.
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- It's to Professor McWorter's credit that he developed the right idea from a vague representation of an obscure intuition.
- In the voice, words are flooded with soulful intentionality; the soul emerges briefly from the obscure corporeal dark and is suddenly there.
- Yet while Fassbinder remains a signal figure for those who recall his '70s heyday, to a new generation he's something of an obscure shadow from the past.
- Disillusioned and sickened, Balashov achieves salvation by joining the Skoptsy, an obscure religious sect that existed until only a few decades ago.
- You could become a flagellant in some obscure religious sect.
- As a reporter for a major magazine she intended to write about what would no doubt be an odd, perhaps even bizarre practice by an obscure religious sect.
Most first names in Spanish-speaking countries are those of saints. A person's santo, (also known as onomástico in Latin America and onomástica in Spain) is the saint's day of the saint that they are named for. Children were once usually named for the saint whose day they were born on, but this is less common now.
- 1.1 (conceal) [object/beauty/sun] ocultar; [sky] oscurecer* her view of the stage was obscured by the man in front el hombre que tenía delante le impedía ver todo el escenario he was suddenly obscured from sight de repente quedó oculto a la vistaMore example sentences1.2 (make unclear, cover up) he's just trying to obscure the issue lo que quiere es confundir the report obscures the fact that the experiment failed el informe intenta minimizar el hecho de que el experimento fracasó these irrelevant details obscure the central problem estos detalles superfluos impiden ver claramente el problema central
- Thick, grey, rain-laden clouds obscure the warm morning sun, casting a certain dreariness upon the land of Myrmar below.
- The sun was obscured by high, grey cloud, its disc appearing at once flat and lifeless.
- The sun had been long since covered by the mass of clouds that obscured the grey sky when the new recruitment returned upon a chestnut mare with a large backpack upon his shoulders.