Synonyms for Obscure:

adj.

all (adjective)
vague, dark.
cloudy, shadowy (adjective)
somber, lightless, caliginous, shady, gloomy, murky, dense, umbrageous, dusky, Obfuscated.
complex (adjective)
mysterious, difficult, abstruse, involved, convoluted, intricate, complex, perplexing, complicated, puzzling.
dark (adjective)
sooty, dismal, black, darkened, shady, dusky, dreary, dense, murky, silhouetted, swarthy, dim, shadowy, umbrageous, inky, cloudy, shaded, dark, lightless, somber, caliginous, gloomy.
dim (adjective)
misty.
incomprehensible (adjective)
uncomprehensible, impenetrable.
inconspicuous (adjective)
Unconspicuous.
nameless (adjective)
unheard-of.
not easily understood (adjective)
inscrutable, hazy, doubtful, deep, intricate, opaque, indecisive, impenetrable, dim, hidden, abstruse, esoteric, vague, indistinct, enigmatic, complicated, cryptic, involved, confusing, unintelligible, unfathomable, unclear, inexplicable, ambiguous, mysterious, indeterminate, dark, incomprehensible, inconceivable, insoluble, concealed, illogical, indefinite, arcane.
obscure (adjective)
amorphous, cloudy, hazy, opaque, incoherent, imprecise, vague, formless, Obfuscated, foggy, shapeless, turbid, unintelligible.
opaque (adjective)
hazy, opaque, vague, dark, unclear, impenetrable, murky, cloudy.
out-of-the-way, little-known (adjective)
secluded, humble, blind, covered, removed, inglorious, inconspicuous, unsung, oracular, unheard-of, secretive, distant, remote, solitary, irrelevant, unseen, rare, cabalistic, lonesome, retired, unknown, invisible.
out of focus (adjective)
fuzzy.
unnoticeable (adjective)
unnoticeable.

adv.

lowly (adverb)
humble.

n.

elaborate, contorted. rare, remote, removed, personal, anonymous, arcane, deep, secretive, esoteric, irrelevant, covered, humble, cabalistic, profound, unseen, distant, oracular, private, retired, cryptic. Unconspicuous, see. unheard-of, knowledge. obscure (noun)
obliterate, hide, cloud, haze over, unknown, inconspicuous, incomprehensible, confuse, blur, bedim, blot out, unconnected, apart, dishonorable, unclear, isolated, benight, unnoticeable, invisible, uncomprehensible, fog, dark, becloud, befog, concealed, overcloud, unsung, hidden, vague, mist, indeterminate, inglorious.

v.

blacken (verb)
eclipse, blacken, shadow, darken.
cognition (verb)
confuse, blur.
conceal (verb)
hide, conceal, screen, blind, censor, camouflage, mask, bury, hush, enshroud, cloak, disguise.
conceal, hide (verb)
obfuscate, camouflage, becloud, befog, mask, cloud, cloak, veil, disguise, screen, overcloud, blur, fog, overshadow, cover, shadow, eclipse, bedim, darken, mist, shade, confuse.
confuse (verb)
mistake, cloud, perplex, misconstrue, confuse, baffle, muddle, fluster.
darken (verb)
shade.
dim (verb)
fog.
imagined (verb)
unseen.
obscure (verb)
overshadow, obfuscate.
shade (verb)
cover, veil, curtain.

Other synonyms:

private, outlying, unheard-of, out-of-the-way, insular, defy. secluded, remote, deepen, tuck away, removed. solitary. lonesome, lonely. submerge. personal. arcane
esoteric.
blurry
bleary.
complicate
embroiled.
conceal
becloud, tuck away, lie low.
confuse
mystify, cloud.
destroy
obliterate.
enigmatic
cryptic.
illegible
unreadable.
indistinct
nebulous.
involve
complicate.
puzzling
confusing.
shade
shaded.

Usage examples for obscure

  1. Shalmaneser devoted a surprising amount of attention to this small and rather obscure corner of Asia Minor. – The Ancient East by D. G. Hogarth
  2. Who would ever come near them in that obscure quarter of Roxburgh," Salome thought. – Salome by Emma Marshall
  3. Only the motive remained obscure – Dead Men Tell No Tales by E. W. Hornung