V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. to give the main points or a summary of something; 2. to give a hint of things to come; 3. to give only an outline of something without revealing everything
Synonyms: summarize, indicate, outline, foreshadow, intimate, obscure, conceal
Antonyms: reveal [in full]
Tips: Adumbrate comes from the word umbra, "shade." This is also the source for the word umbrella. Think of keeping something covered with an umbrella or hidden in the shadows. When you adumbrate, you only give part of the story and hint at something, concealing the details.
I'm sorry I had to adumbrate the details, but I wasn't able to give you the full story at that time. (summarize, obscure)
Her weak smile adumbrated her true feelings. (concealed, obscured)
The report didn't disclose the full details of the plan, but adumbrated the general point. (indicated, intimated)
I would appreciate it if you could adumbrate your marketing plan for next year. (outline, foreshadow)
Discover How You Can Improve Your
Vocabulary 10 to 100 Times Faster with
the Power Vocabulary Builder
The definition and lessons for the word adumbrate were made available by the .
The Power Vocabulary Builder will help you develop a fuller, richer vocabulary 10 to 100 times faster than any other program available.
Visit the thesite right now to discover how you can get full access to this breakthrough program today!