obscurantism

[uh b-skyoo r-uh n-tiz-uh m, ob-skyoo-ran-tiz-uh m]
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Origin of obscurantism

1825–35; < French obscurantisme; see obscurant, -ism
Related formsob·scu·rant·ist, noun, adjective
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Word Origin and History for obscurantist
n.

1841; see obscurantism + -ist.

obscurantism

n.

"opposition to enlightenment," 1834, from German obscurantismus (18c.); see obscurant + -ism.

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