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unobscured

adjective;
clear, not hidden, readily apparent This word choice reflects the speaker’s desire to suggest that he might have been unclear or obscure in his previous statement without making that fact the verb of the sentence (generally, in speech, more weight is given to subjects and verbs than to objects or adjectives in the case of intransitive verbs). Thus, he wanted to suggest that he may have been unclear without drawing as much attention to it; also, this word choice suggests that his point (as the subject of the sentence) is of itself more important than whether or not he (the speaker) made sense. Another interesting observation is that unobscured has a parallel construction to the word ‘unclear,’ which has an opposite meaning, and yet can be used in many of the same instances.
 
I wanted to make sure my point was unobscured.
Etymology : unobscured. un- + obscured
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Last modified: 10 June 2008


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