(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ obscurity
&c.(unintelligibility) 519
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ involution
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ hard words
hard words
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ ambiguity
&c. 520
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ unintelligibleness
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ vagueness
&c. 475
&c. 495
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ what d'ye call 'em
what d'ye call 'em
&c.(neologism) 563
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ darkness of meaning
darkness of meaning
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ obscure
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ crabbed

English dictionary for students. 2013.


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