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obscurantism

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

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

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Origin of obscurantism

First recorded in 1825–35; from German Obscurantismus, or French obscurantisme; see origin at obscurant, -ism
ob·scu·rant·ist, noun, adjective
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