Obscurant



[uh b-skyoo r-uh nt] /əbˈskyʊər ənt/

noun
1.
a person who strives to prevent the increase and spread of knowledge.
2.
a person who .
adjective
3.
pertaining to or characteristic of obscurants.
4.
tending to make .
/əbˈskjʊərənt/
noun
1.
an opposer of reform and enlightenment
adjective
2.
of or relating to an obscurant
3.
causing obscurity
adj.

1878, from Latin obscurantem (nominative obscurans), present participle of obscurare (see obscure (v.)).

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