Obfuscate

Pronunciation: [ ob-fuh-skeyt, ob-fuhs-keyt ]


Definition: verb

to confuse, bewilder, or stupefy; to make obscure or unclear

Origin: Late Middle English; Latin


Etymology: from late Latin obfuscat- ‘darkened’, from the verb obfuscare, based on Latin fuscus ‘dark’


Usage:

Synonyms:

  • baffle

  • becloud

  • befuddle

  • bewilder

  • cloud

  • complicate

  • confound

  • darken

  • fog

  • muddle

  • puzzle

Antonyms:

  • clarify

  • clear up

  • enlighten

  • explain

  • explicate

  • illuminate

  • reveal

Example: The teacher continued to obfuscate the project with irrelevant information.

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