Clear and Obscure


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Clear adjective – Not subject to misinterpretation or more than one interpretation.
Usage example: the meaning of her broad smile was clear to the whole class

Obscure is an antonym for clear in topics: open, cloudless, transparent, understandable, not guilty.
Nearby Words: clean, cleared, clearly, clearing, clearness
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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

Clear is an antonym for obscure in topics: abstruse, indistinct, cloudy, conceal, out-of-the-way.
Nearby Words: obscured, obscurity, obscurely, obscuring, obscuration
Antonyms for Obscure
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Things that words describes

man clear man obscure man
reference clear reference obscure reference
reason clear reason obscure reason
way clear way obscure way
Other nouns: example, villain, version, rules, answers, villains.

Common collocations

relationship clear relationship obscure relationship
room clear room obscure room
path clear path obscure path
screen clear screen obscure screen
Other nouns: hair, obstacles.

Both words in one sentence

  • Volton was an obscure hero from The Golden Age of Comic Books who never had a clear origin.
  • Reference Overdosed Narbonic. The Director's Cut makes this a lot more clear, so that the obscure references to Shakespeare and modern comics are revealed.
  • It's not necessary with more well-known examples, and the example itself often makes it clear, but if the source is more obscure, it again helps the launcher to add "(anime example)" or something.
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Obscure or Clear. 2016. Accessed April 09, 2020.

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