From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
- Dark, faint or indistinct.
- "I found myself in an obscure wood . ." Dante, Inferno,1,1-2
- Hidden, out of sight or inconspicuous.
- Difficult to understand.
- Jude the Obscure (1895), a novel by Thomas Hardy
- Thomas the Obscure (1941), a novel by Maurice Blanchot
- That Obscure Object of Desire (1977), a film by Luis Buñuel