obscurantism


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ob·scur·ant·ism

 (ŏb-skyo͝or′ən-tĭz′əm, əb-, ŏb′skyo͝o-răn′-)
n.
1. The principles or practice of obscurants.
2. A policy of withholding information from the public.
3.
a. A style in art and literature characterized by deliberate vagueness or obliqueness.
b. An example or instance of this style.

ob·scur′ant·ist n.

ob•scu•rant•ism

(əbˈskyʊər ənˌtɪz əm, ˌɒb skyʊˈræn tɪz əm)

n.
1. opposition to the increase and spread of knowledge.
2. deliberate obscurity or evasion of clarity.
ob•scu′rant•ist, n., adj.

obscurantism

the use of argument intended to prevent enlightenment or to hinder the process of knowledge and wisdom. Also spelled obscuranticism. — obscurantist, n.obscurant, obscurantic, adj.
See also: Argumentation
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.obscurantism - a policy of opposition to enlightenment or the spread of knowledge
policy - a plan of action adopted by an individual or social group; "it was a policy of retribution"; "a politician keeps changing his policies"
2.obscurantism - a deliberate act intended to make something obscure
dissimulation, deception, dissembling, deceit - the act of deceiving
Translations
obskurantismus

obscurantism

[ˌɒbskjʊəˈræntɪzəm] Noscurantismo m

obscurantism

nObskurantismus m, → Aufklärungsfeindlichkeit f

obscurantism

[ˌəbskjʊəˈræntɪzm] noscurantismo
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Obscurantism is better than the light of incendiary torches.
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This man who expresses this obscurantism is the same man that almost every night appears on our television screens with similarly irrational views about our national problem.
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How can I fight against obscurantism, against those who slit throats?
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If we have science and education, no terrorism will exist, because the roots of radicalism and terrorism are in ignorance and obscurantism.
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