obscurant

obscurant

[uhb-skyoor-uhnt]
noun
1.
a person who strives to prevent the increase and spread of knowledge.
2.
a person who obscures.
adjective
3.
pertaining to or characteristic of obscurants.
4.
tending to make obscure.

Origin:
1790–1800; < Latin obscūrant- (stem of obscūrāns, present participle of obscūrāre), equivalent to obscūr(us) dark + -ant- -ant

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obscurant (əbˈskjʊərənt)
 
n
1.  an opposer of reform and enlightenment
 
adj
2.  of or relating to an obscurant
3.  causing obscurity
 
obscu'rantism
 
n
 
obscu'rantist
 
n, —adj

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