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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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