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.
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              You are not for obscurity designed. --Dryden.
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              They were now brought forth from obscurity, to be
              contemplated by artists with admiration and
              despair.                            --Macaulay.
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   Syn: Darkness; dimness; gloom. See Darkness.
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