adjective see obscurant

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  • obscurantic — ob·scu·ran·tic …   English syllables

  • obscurantic — adjective see obscurant II …   Useful english dictionary

  • obscurant — 1. adjective /ɒbˈskjʊəɹənt,ɑbˈskjəɻənt/ a) Acting or tending to confound, obfuscate, or obscure. b) Typical of or pertaining to obscurants; obscurantic; obscurantistic. 2. noun /ɒbˈskjʊəɹənt,ɑbˈskjəɻənt/ …   Wiktionary

  • obscurant — or obscurantic adjective Date: 1878 tending to make obscure < obscurant language > • obscurant noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • obscurantism —   n. prevention of enlightenment.    ♦ obscurantic, a.    ♦ obscurantist, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • obscurant — [äb΄skyo͞o ran′tikäb skyoor′ənt, əbskyoor′ənt] n. [< L obscurantem, acc. of obscurans, prp. of obscurare, to OBSCURE] a person or thing that obscures, esp. one that opposes or tends to prevent human progress and enlightenment adj. that… …   English World dictionary

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