[uh b-skyoo r-uh n-tiz-uh m, ob-skyoo-ran-tiz-uh m]
- opposition to the increase and spread of knowledge.
- deliberate obscurity or evasion of clarity.
Origin of obscurantism
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Examples from the Web for obscurantist
But with Pascal we get clean away from the poison-trail of the obscurantist.Suspended Judgments
John Cowper Powys
This deficiency played into the hands of the reactionary and obscurantist.Reconstruction in Philosophy
He thinks that the motives of Shi Hwang-ti were obscurantist.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind
Herbert George Wells
You are an enemy of enlightenment, you are an obscurantist, Briquet.He Who Gets Slapped
Leonid Nikolayevich Andreyev
For the obscurantist, belief is made easy, and the apologies for the Faith can be comparatively straightforward.The Churches and Modern Thought
Word Origin and History for obscurantist
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