obscurantism

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin obscűrans, present participle of obscűro (cover, darken, obscure) +‎ -ism.

Noun[edit]

obscurantism (countable and uncountable, plural obscurantisms)

  1. A state of opposition to human progress or enlightenment.
  2. Deliberate obscurity or vagueness.

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