not well known and usually not very important:
an obscure poet
The details of his life remain obscure.
difficult to understand:
obscure legal phrases
For some obscure reason, the group is very popular.
—obscurely adverbWORD FOCUS: famous
similar words: well-known, celebrated, renowned, eminent, noted, legendary
famous for doing something bad: notorious, infamous
not famous: little-known, unknown, obscure
a famous person: celebrity, celeb informal, star
➔ See also famous