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Definition of "obscurantism" []

  • The principles or practice of obscurants. (noun)
  • A policy of withholding information from the public. (noun)
  • A style in art and literature characterized by deliberate vagueness or obliqueness. (noun)
  • An example or instance of this style. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "obscurantism" in a sentence
  • "Instead, our problem is becoming obscurantism, which is a deliberate hiding of the facts by vested interests who know they are injuring us."
  • "Мракобесие is usually rendered as obscurantism, which isn't always a satisfying translation."
  • "Economists strangely seem even more prone to this kind of obscurantism than the rest of the world."