Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine
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Word of the Day 04/23/19 Obscurantism

Obscurantism (noun)
obscurantism [uh b-skyoo r-uh n-tiz-uh m, ob-skyoo-ran-tiz-uh m]


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

RELATED WORDS
backlash, right, relapse, regression, withdrawal, retrogression, retreat, counterrevolution, retrenchment, Toryism

RELATED FORMS
ob·scu·rant·ist , noun, adjective

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

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