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?
Obviously, real-life banking is much more abstruse and obscurantist, but what can be more abstruse or obscurantist than not wanting to dig up the facts, and once uncovered, bare them and share them?
Ordinary people are taking their lives in their hands to voice their outrage at the crimes of an obscurantist regime that has repressed them since 1979, and which attacks and shoots dead them in the streets.
Forty lives were lost, which made the conference organisers switch off the lights outside the venue to keep the mushaira going, not because of any insensitivity but because it was their defiance against the obscurantist forces.
We will continue to fight, in order to strengthen our societies against the threats of obscurantist ideology, and we will leverage our media to be an effective tool enabling our societies to fight extremism and terrorism.
Infact, the department and the college are opposed to such obscurantist and oppressive patriarchal views as are contained in the page cited," college Public Relations Officer (PRO), Kiran Jeevan said.
He said the militants and extremists through their subversive activities had challenged the state in a bid to impose their obscurantist agenda on the people of Pakistan.
The brutality of the attacks which recently rocked Iraq stands as a flagrant proof of the absurdity of the obscurantist terrorism forces targeting our region and lurking its security and stability, without being deterred by any religious or conscience restraint," a statement by Foreign Ministry said.
al-Obeidi said that these victories will continue until the liberation of the last inch of the land of Iraq, and terrorism is no longer has a place in Iraq," noting that "the other page is the liberation of Nineveh from the concept of these obscurantist groups targeting humanity .
In a message on the eve of the 63rd birthday of Benazir Bhutto on Tuesday, Zardari said: On this birthday of the Muslim World's first directly elected woman Prime Minister it is worrying that, in the name of religion, obscurantist elements are increasingly suppressing women- some even calling for violence against them.
The educational process in those areas, located in northern Syria on the border with Turkey, has been long suspended as terrorist organizations that spread there systematically attacked educational staffs and shelled and destroyed schools, while turning others into jails where they held those who disagreed with their terrorist and obscurantist mentality.
For his part, the Iranian Minister reiterated that "the stance of the Iranian leadership and people, in standing by Syria, is firm and steady" and it stems from the absolute belief that the Syrian people face a fierce world war as its tools are the obscurantist terrorism, extremist Takfiri thoughts and its dangers exceed the borders of Syria and the region.