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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However, as soon as the roles are reversed, we also seem to have descended into the same vicious obscurantism.
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While recalling the crucial role of culture in general and cinema in particular as an essential bulwark against extremist thought and obscurantism, Nejib Ayed emphasised African and Arab the specificity of the JCCs.
He expressed hope for the end of "obscurantism" around Russia's alleged meddling in the US elections.
Aden, Dhu-AlHijjah 27, 1439, Sep 7, 2018, SPA -- Chief of Staff of Yemeni National Army Major General Taher Al-Aqeeli has expressed his country's highly appreciation and gratitude to the Coalition for Supporting Legitimacy in Yemen for its actively contribution to the rescue of Yemenis from Al-Houthi obscurantism and clericalism.
Peace is also the most sought after objective of Pakistan's foreign policy, quipped a Pakistani participant of the walk who was of the view that unless and until our region is purged of terrorism, extremism and obscurantism peace will continue to elude us.