obscurantism

[ uh b-skyoo r-uh n-tiz-uh m, ob-skyoo-ran-tiz-uh m ]
/ əbˈskyʊər ənˌtɪz əm, ˌɒb skyʊˈræn tɪz əm /

noun

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

Origin of obscurantism

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

Related forms

ob·scu·rant·ist, noun, adjective
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