obscurantism [uh b-skyoo r-uh n-tiz-uh m, ob-skyoo-ran-tiz-uh m]
1. opposition to the increase and spread of knowledge.
2. deliberate obscurity or evasion of clarity.
backlash, right, relapse, regression, withdrawal, retrogression, retreat, counterrevolution, retrenchment, Toryism
ob·scu·rant·ist , noun, adjective
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Origin: 1825–35; < French obscurantisme; see obscurant, -ism
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