obscurantism

[ uhb-skyoor-uhn-tiz-uhm, ob-skyoo-ran-tiz-uhm ]
/ əbˈskyʊər ənˌtɪz əm, ˌɒb skyʊˈræn tɪz əm /

noun

opposition to the increase and spread of knowledge.
deliberate obscurity or evasion of clarity.

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Origin of obscurantism

1825–35; <French obscurantisme;see obscurant, -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM obscurantism

ob·scu·rant·ist, noun, adjective
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