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.
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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
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Translations

obscurantist

[ˌɒbskjʊəˈræntɪst]
A. ADJoscurantista
B. Noscurantista mf
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obscurantist

nGegner(in) m(f)der Aufklärung
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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?
If during the Congress party's rule Muslim citizens were required to prove their patriotism by exhibiting a pathological hate for Pakistan and the Kashmiri cause, today everybody has to prove loyalty to the state by agreeing with the ruling junta's obscurantist pseudo-science and its hate for everything deemed foreign.
He stressed on enlightened scholars and intellectuals' important role in Ramadan in spreading awareness, enlightening society and confronting all categories of disinformation and hypocrisy, that promote obscurantist ideas and aimed at the domestication of our Muslim society for the benefit of its enemies.
Officials say the opposition dates back to 2004 when obscurantist elements and militants in some areas spread rumours that certain hormones were deliberately added to the OPV to make Muslim children sterile.
Suspicion about the vaccine is unfortunately prevalent in the Northern and Frontier areas, due to rumours spread by obscurantist elements and militants in the area that certain hormones were deliberately added to the OPV to make Muslim children sterile.
For years, it has reported on the lives lost children who succumbed to the virus, and workers to the attacks of obscurantist elements and the disease burden on the country.
It sad, 'It is a draconian and obscurantist law which has been done away with in the civilized countries of the world but is followed religiously by the authoritarian government to ensure its supremacy.'
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Minister of Culture, Mohammed al-Ahmed, briefed the audience on what Syria has been experiencing during the war and the destruction of its ancient civilization, heritage and culture inflicted by the absurdity of the obscurantist terrorism.
The Party reiterates its commitment to fight the bigots, obscurantist, male chauvinists and the self styled custodians of religion and morality who resist the yearning of women for the flowering of their potential".
The Party reiterates its commitment to fight the bigots, obscurantist, male chauvinists and the self-styled custodians of religion and morality who resist the yearning of women for the flowering of their potential." He said that on Benazir Bhuttos birthday today, we also reassure the women of Pakistan of full support in their struggle against all forms of exploitation, discrimination and violence.
"Such extremism is not limited to obscurantist organisations, but extends to many individuals and organisations that claim tolerance and acceptance of freedom of opinion and belief," he added.
He underlined that the OIC remains fully committed to supporting Saudi measures to preserve the country's security and stability, solidarizing with the Saudi leadership, government and people in their combat against obscurantist and terrorist forces.