Obscure and Puzzling


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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

Puzzling is a synonym for obscure in enigmatic topic. In some cases you can use "Puzzling" instead an adjective "Obscure", when it comes to topics like complex, abstruse, ambiguous, cryptic.
Nearby Words: obscured, obscurity, obscurely, obscuring, obscuration
Synonyms for Obscure


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Puzzling adjective – Not clear to the understanding.
Obscure is a synonym for puzzling in ambiguous topic. You can use "Obscure" instead an adjective "Puzzling", if it concerns topics such as cryptic, contradictory, enigmatic, indecisive.
Nearby Words: puzzle, puzzled, puzzlement, puzzler
Synonyms for Puzzling

Things that words describes

play obscure play puzzling play
name obscure name puzzling name
series obscure series puzzling series
example obscure example puzzling example
Other nouns: title, version, elements, questions.

Both words in one sentence

  • Going back to the 90s, the current-events trivia show The Challengers played a joke on the April 1, 1991 show, puzzling the contestants and host Dick Clark with very obscure subjects before revealing the joke on the video wall.
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