Pronunciation: (ub-skyoor'i-tē), [key]
1. the state or quality of being obscure.
2. the condition of being unknown: He lived in obscurity for years before winning acclaim.
3. uncertainty of meaning or expression; ambiguity.
4. an unknown or unimportant person or thing.
5. darkness; dimness; indistinctness.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.