Common and Obscure


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Common adjective – Often observed or encountered.
Obscure and common are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Obscure" instead an adjective "Common".
Nearby Words: commonplace, commonly, commons, commonality, commonness
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Obscure adjective – Having an often intentionally veiled or uncertain meaning.
Common and obscure are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Common" instead an adjective "Obscure".
Nearby Words: obscured, obscurity, obscurely, obscuring, obscuration
Synonyms for Obscure

Things that words describes

character common character obscure character
man common man obscure man
people common people obscure people
part common part obscure part
Other nouns: word, name, knowledge, reason, term, way, example, method, law, story, words, version, items, elements, names, ways, examples.

Both words in one sentence

  • Board Games They rarely resort to kind of obscure words common in professional Scrabble: aa, cwm, etui.
    Source: Board Games
  • Disney / Aladdin Although obscure, there are several other elements like the rocketing Minaret and the "give me a hand/give me the lamp" dialogue that both versions have in common.
  • Sometimes Starfire as well, played for comedy: her 'inexperienced mastery' of English is sometimes represented by her replacing common words with incredibly obscure synonyms.
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