• (RP) IPA: /əbˈskjʊəɹɪti/, /əbˈskjɔːɹɪti/
  • (GA) IPA: /əbˈskjʊɹɪti/, /əbˈskjɝɪti/


  1. (literary) Darkness; the absence of light.
    • 1919, W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence, ch. 24
      I walked in, and Stroeve followed me. The room was in darkness. I could only see that it was an attic, with a sloping roof; and a faint glimmer, no more than a less profound obscurity, came from a skylight.
  2. The state of being unknown; a thing that is unknown.
  3. The quality of being difficult to understand; a thing that is difficult to understand.
Synonyms Antonyms
  • (the state of being known) fame

    J. Wiwat (talk) 12:46, 14 April 2019 (UTC)

  • (the state of being clear) clarity
Related terms Translations Translations
  • Russian: неизве́стность
  • Russian: нея́сность

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