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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
obscurity \ob*scu"ri*ty\ ([o^]b*sk[=u]"r[i^]*t[y^]), n. [L. obscuritas: cf. F. obscurit['e].] The quality or state of being obscure. Syn: darkness; privacy; inconspicuousness; unintelligibleness; uncertainty. [1913 Webster] You are not for obscurity designed. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] They were now brought forth from obscurity, to be contemplated by artists with admiration and despair. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] Syn: Darkness; dimness; gloom. See Darkness. [1913 Webster]