Definition of "obscurantist" [ob•scur•ant•ist]

  • A practitioner of obscurantism; an obscurant (noun)

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Use "obscurantist" in a sentence
  • "Benton: neither 'obscurantist' nor 'absolutist' are proper words"
  • "It can not afford to leave the country and will "do everything possible" to ensure that the "obscurantist" Taliban-like forces do not regain control there and democracy prevails, even though it has no plans to send its troops there."
  • "First sternly prohibited by Frelimo from carrying on the "obscurantist" practices of traditional culture, and then driven by the war from their land and the hard-won histories of feminine community rooted in generations of shared agrarian routines, and then facing the formidable challenge of postwar recovery as structural adjustment and market reforms wreaked economic havoc in the countryside 7in these circumstances, the spheres of social life in which women could claim to exercise authority over the present, let alone the past, were few indeed."