obscurantist


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.obscurantist - a person who is deliberately vague
beguiler, cheater, deceiver, trickster, slicker, cheat - someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
Translations

obscurantist

[ˌɒbskjʊəˈræntɪst]
A. ADJoscurantista
B. Noscurantista mf

obscurantist

nGegner(in) m(f)der Aufklärung
References in classic literature ?
So that the man who should, for instance, go openly and knowingly in opposition to all that list would to your thinking, and indeed mine, too, of course, be an obscurantist or an absolute madman: would not he?
Several African and Arab countries have appealed to Morocco to train their religious leaders on the values of tolerance to counter extremism and the obscurantist ideology, and for this end, HM King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, had inaugurated last March a center called "the Mohammed VI Institute for Training Imams, Murshidins and Murshidats".
The objective of such spaces is to anchor critical awareness among youth and teach them how to debate and accept opposite views so as to protect them from terrorism and obscurantist thought.
Such decisions would come under intense public scrutiny and would inevitably reinforce the perception that the bishops were backward, obscurantist, arrogant and vindictive.
Mosazai warned that that the terror group was spreading "its propaganda and obscurantist worldview" also in Pakistan, similar to other parts of the world.
Sheikh Akel (title for senior figures within al-Muwahidin Muslims) Hikmat al-Hajri told SANA in a statement that the confessions of Abu Turaba reveal the "terrorist and obscurantist mentality" that aims at driving a wedge between the locals and the state institutions.
My son died so that obscurantist forces are defeated," Mustapha Manana, Ali's father, said.
He noted that "such attacks, which do not respect the sanctity of the place nor the time nor the religion or conscience, show beyond any doubt the obscurantist and deviationist thoughts that rogue terrorist entities hold", adding "we must all fight and detect malicious and destructive plans of these groups.
ThatA's why parliaments, in their position as representatives of peoples, are called upon to take effective action to pressure the international community into adopting an efficacious policy against terrorism and the obscurantist thinking for the sake of not just the Syrian people but also the peoples of the region and the world, the President added.
Judging by the number of history books now flooding the bookshops and the bestsellers' lists, most of us do not believe a word of these theories often couched in the obscurantist language favoured by too many academics.
Nabokov dislikes that genius (I dislike it too) because its language is a wilderness and there are woeful pockets of obscurantist venom at its center.
With respect to the freedom of the will, for example, Leibniz was a determinist compatibilist, while Clarke was an incompatibilist libertarian; Leibniz found Clarke's view regarding the possibility of an uncaused will "an obscurantist fiction destructive of any science of the mind, and conducive to an irrational God" (p.