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a. Impenetrable by light; neither transparent nor translucent.
b. Not reflecting light; having no luster: an opaque finish.
2. Impenetrable by a form of radiant energy other than visible light: a chemical solution opaque to x-rays.
a. So obscure as to be unintelligible: "opaque, elusive, minimal meanings" (John Simon).
b. Mentally obtuse; dense.
Something that is opaque, especially an opaque pigment used to darken parts of a photographic print or negative.

[Middle English opake, shady, and French opaque, opaque (from Old French, shady), both from Latin opācus.]

o·paque′ly adv.
o·paque′ness n.
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Noun1.opaqueness - incomprehensibility resulting from obscurity of meaning
incomprehensibility - the quality of being incomprehensible
2.opaqueness - the quality of being opaque to a degree; the degree to which something reduces the passage of light
murkiness, cloudiness, muddiness - the quality of being cloudy
blurriness, fuzziness, indistinctness, fogginess, softness - the quality of being indistinct and without sharp outlines
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
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(əˈpeik) , ((American) ou-) adjective
not transparent. an opaque liquid.
oˈpaqueness noun
opacity (əˈpӕsəti) noun
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Lloyd blunders up against the shadow with his perfect opaqueness. But I escape it.
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The 'fantastic deal' has not just stopped at perplexing so many people - an overwhelming number of experts and ordinary folk alike find the opaqueness of the whole deal unsettling.
I would love to tell my nephew because I believe this lie has created a family system of secrets and opaqueness. But is that my place?