Adjective "obscurantist" definition and examples

(Obscurantist may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˌɒbskjʊəˈrantɪst/

Definitions and examples

adjective & noun

  1. 'A Caribbean writer describing everyday reality was praised but if he dealt with more symbolic realism he was an obscurantist for the West, and condemned by compatriots for class treachery.'
  2. 'Opposition to English is a futile cultural position, however, one most frequently adopted by cultural and religious obscurantists or blinkered advocates of communicative borders.'

More definitions

1. opposition to the increase and spread of knowledge.

2. deliberate obscurity or evasion of clarity.

More examples(as adjective)

"doctrines can be obscurantist."

Origin

(obscurantism)