Adjective "obfuscating" definition and examples

(Obfuscating may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈɒbfʌskeɪt/

Definitions and examples

verb

Make obscure, unclear, or unintelligible.
  1. 'Yes, many of these dictators are nasty and evil but obfuscating the argument with comparative deflections doesn't alter the original argumentative premise.'
  2. 'A technology that was designed to enhance our already communication-heavy lives now serves to obfuscate it.'
  3. 'They are renowned in the industry for obfuscating their code to ensure that only they can maintain it.'
  4. 'As we noted several months ago, orotund, abstract language can obfuscate accountability, truth-telling, and as we're now seeing most clearly, the simple facing of reality.'
  5. 'In fact, in my experience, the more palatable art tends to obfuscate truth to an even greater degree than art that reflects some of humanity's fallen state.'
  6. 'To the degree that those words are used to obfuscate realities that are otherwise painful to utter, our monuments will be correspondingly fragile.'
  7. 'Is it time to obfuscate obscurantism, so to speak, even to oneself?'
  8. 'I was able to grasp the thread of the plot, pick up on tension and menace that was obfuscated in the original cut.'
  9. 'When it comes to password integrity, the key is to obfuscate words as much as possible.'
  10. 'A top-notch lawyer is able to spin, twist, and obfuscate complicated issues in such a manner that the judge thinks he has an unbiased understanding of the issue.'
  11. 'the new rule is more likely to obfuscate people than enlighten them'
  12. 'In that context, Marine's directorial flourishes obfuscate more than they enlighten.'

More definitions

1. to confuse, bewilder, or stupefy.

2. to make obscure or unclear: to obfuscate a problem with extraneous information.

3. to darken.

More examples(as adjective)

"realities can be obfuscating."

"issues can be obfuscating."

Origin

(obfuscate)Late Middle English: from late Latin obfuscat- ‘darkened’, from the verb obfuscare, based on Latin fuscus ‘dark’.