One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The action of making something obscure, unclear, or unintelligible.‘when confronted with sharp questions they resort to obfuscation’‘ministers put up mealy-mouthed denials and obfuscations’
- ‘She made it clear police obfuscation would not be allowed to continue.’
- ‘The band's cryptic song titles provide unneeded obfuscation.’
- ‘Over the years he has become an expert in spin, obfuscation and, most of all, fueling speculative excess.’
- ‘The effect of his work is not to explain anything, but rather to dramatize the purposeful obfuscation of information.’
- ‘We have come a long way from the days when central bankers relied primarily on obfuscation and mystique.’
- ‘The families and friends of those killed have responded bitterly to the litany of obfuscations and half-truths.’
- ‘Another obfuscation involved the use of the term 'counter-insurgency'.’
- ‘There is none of the deliberate obfuscation characteristic of so much architectural theory.’
- ‘He should also be credited for avoiding obfuscation.’
- ‘I regard this as a deliberate piece of obfuscation.’
Late Middle English: from late Latin obfuscatio(n-), from obfuscare ‘to darken or obscure’ (see obfuscate).
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