Ambiguous and Obscure


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Ambiguous adjective – Having an often intentionally veiled or uncertain meaning.
Usage example: the exact reason for the change in plans is ambiguous, but I suspect it has something to do with money

Obscure is a synonym for ambiguous in unclear topic. In some cases you can use "Obscure" instead the word "Ambiguous" as an adjective or a verb, when it comes to topics like certain, cryptic, contradictory, enigmatic. popular alternative
Nearby Words: ambiguity, ambiguously
Synonyms for Ambiguous


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Obscure adjective – Having an often intentionally veiled or uncertain meaning.
Usage example: a fantasy writer who likes to put lots of obscure references and images in her tales of wizards and warlocks

Ambiguous is a synonym for obscure in enigmatic topic. You can use "Ambiguous" instead an adjective "Obscure", if it concerns topics such as certain, abstruse, unclear, cryptic. popular alternative
Nearby Words: obscured, obscurity, obscurely, obscuring, obscuration
Synonyms for Obscure

Things that words describes

character ambiguous character obscure character
work ambiguous work obscure work
hero ambiguous hero obscure hero
man ambiguous man obscure man
Other nouns: people, part, word, name, line, term, way, figure, example, characters, species, location, story, words, version, terms, elements, stories, answers.

Both words in one sentence

  • Happens in Middlesex when the teenaged and intersex protagonist, Callie, has an ambiguous sexual encounter with a female friend dubbed "The Obscure Object." It's treated as a romantic scene even though "the Object" is half asleep while it happens.
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