from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. comparative form of obscure: more obscure
  • n. One who, or that which, obscures.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, obscures.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which obscures or darkens.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • The longer the trial lasts, the obscurer is the truth.

    The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Volume VIII. Interviews

  • Historical Statistics of the United States as an "obscurer" source of data.)

    Economist's View

  • The forgotten and neglected sparkled beside the never-before-seen; well-known poems, where they appeared, were modified and refreshed by their juxtaposition with obscurer verses.

    Being Human, edited by Neil Astley – review

  • In adapting the play, John Logan who worked on Gladiator and Scorsese's Howard Hughes biography, The Aviator has sharply cut the text, removing the obscurer passages but retaining its lucidity and eloquence and providing a sharp, graphic narrative.

    Coriolanus – review

  • "Gossip Girl" and its ilk be damned: the new, new hierarchy likes fashion, makeup, and celebrity just fine, but obscure podcasts, obscurer bands and really obscure iphone apps are what really get the kids going.

    And The Geeks Shall Pwn The Earth

  • To call this bad scholarship would, I fear, really insult some of the stuff I've seen on the obscurer pages of Wikipedia I think the Paul Bogle article was cleaned up eventually.

    Making Light: Scholarly works to avoid citing at all costs

  • But a promise is a promise and obscurer stuff often appeals to fans of the golden age, so here it is - or rather - here "they" are.

    Jungleman in "The Indochina Air Raid/Trapped By Poachers" (Harvey; 1941-42)

  • This fact is particularly odd in light of the proliferation of reprinted fiction works by obscurer literary figures ... whose contributions to the genre are, in many instances, patently inferior to London's.

    Jack London and Science Fiction

  • I wish they'd issue Remember the Night and an obscurer favorite of mine, Kitty, a splendidly entertaining costume drama in which Paulette Goddard sleeps her way up the aristocratic ladder in 18th century Britain and did a pretty credible Cockney accent to boot.

    Comedy Tonight, If By "Tonight" You Mean "April 22"

  • If he would light upon any of these old places, he must direct his steps to the obscurer quarters of the town, and there in some secluded nooks he will find several, still standing with a kind of gloomy sturdiness, amidst the modern innovations which surround them.

    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club


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