Obscurantist \Ob*scur"ant*ist\, n. Same as {Obscurant}. --Ed. Rev. [1913 Webster]

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  • obscurantist — OBSCURANTÍST, Ă , obscutantişti, ste, adj., s.m. şi f. 1.adj. Care aparţine obscurantismului, care oglindeşte sau susţine obscurantismul. 2. s.m. şi f. Adept al obscurantismului. – Din fr. obscurantiste. Trimis de laurap, 13.11.2002. Sursa: DEX… …   Dicționar Român

  • obscurantist — n Obscurantist, philistine, barbarian denote one inaccessible or opposed to enlightenment. An obscurantist is one who is precluded (as by prejudice, traditionalism, or bigotry) from intellectual candor and open minded inquiry and who is opposed… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • obscurantist — (n.) 1841; see OBSCURANTISM (Cf. obscurantism) + IST (Cf. ist) …   Etymology dictionary

  • obscurantist — [[t]ɒ̱bskjʊræ̱ntɪst, AM ɒbskj ʊrənt [/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe something as obscurantist, you mean that it is deliberately vague and difficult to understand, so that it prevents people from finding out the truth about it. [FORMAL or… …   English dictionary

  • obscurantist — obscurantism ► NOUN ▪ the practice of preventing the facts or full details of something from becoming known. DERIVATIVES obscurantist noun & adjective. ORIGIN from Latin obscurare make dark …   English terms dictionary

  • obscurantist — noun or adjective see obscurantism …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • obscurantist — See obscurantism. * * * …   Universalium

  • obscurantist — noun A practitioner of obscurantism; an obscurant …   Wiktionary

  • OBSCURANTIST —    name given to an opponent to modern enlightenment as professed by the devotees of modern science and philosophy …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • obscurantist — ob·scur·ant·ist || ‚ɑbskjÉ™ ræntɪst /‚ɒbskjÊŠ n. one who opposes intellectual advancement and political (or social) reform; one who deliberately causes obscurity …   English contemporary dictionary

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