Obscurantist



[uh b-skyoo r-uh n-tiz-uh m, ob-skyoo-ran-tiz-uh m] /əbˈskyʊər ənˌtɪz əm, ˌɒb skyʊˈræn tɪz əm/

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

1841; see obscurantism + -ist.
n.

“opposition to enlightenment,” 1834, from German obscurantismus (18c.); see obscurant + -ism.

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