Definition of obscurantism noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

obscurantism

 noun
noun
NAmE//əbˈskyʊrənˌtɪzəm//
 
[uncountable](formal)
 
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the practice of deliberately preventing someone from understanding or discovering something Religious prejudice and scientific obscurantism have been closely entangled throughout the whole history of this debate.
obscurantist
 
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NAmE//əbˈskyʊrəntɪst//
 
adjective
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