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What is another word for obscurity?

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The quality of being difficult to understand or vague in meaning
“Plato has also greatly increased the obscurity of his writings, by frequently mixing the ideas and language of mathematics with those of metaphysics.”
The state of being vague or indistinct
“Even where there may be obscurity in his words, it is promptly made clear by the expressive diagrams with which the book abounds, conveying his meaning in a way that only a fool could mistake.”
The state of being unknown or inconspicuous
“The Office of Strategic Influence went from obscurity to infamy to oblivion during a spin cycle that lasted just seven days in late February.”
An air of mystery or secrecy
“There is considerable obscurity surrounding the origins and concept of Elysium.”
A thing that is unclear or difficult to understand
“Want of information on the particular occasion of the composition causes an obscurity in the 6th verse.”
Darkness caused by a lack of light
“The vast branches vanished into deep indigo obscurity above my head.”
A state or act of seclusion from others or society
A thing that cannot be seen or heard clearly
The degree to which something is difficult or complex
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An obscuration of the lower atmosphere, typically caused by fine suspended particles
A state or cause of perplexity or confusion
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