obscurity

[uhb-skyoor-i-tee]
noun, plural obscurities.
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.

Origin:
1470–80; late Middle English < Middle French obscurite < Latin obscūritās, equivalent to obscūr(us) obscure + -itās -ity

nonobscurity, noun, plural nonobscurities.
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obscurity (əbˈskjʊərɪtɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
1.  the state or quality of being obscure
2.  an obscure person or thing

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obscurity
late 15c., "absence of light;" 1619 with meaning "condition of being unknown;" from obscure + -ity.
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Example sentences
And yet as he keeps piling up the inventions and awards, his relative obscurity
  in wider society worries him.
But beyond that everything remains shrouded in obscurity.
Now our understanding of this civilization is once again threatened with
  obscurity.
But a new skin patch has resurrected the drugs from obscurity.
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