WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
ob•scu•rant  (əb skyŏŏrənt), 
  1. a person who strives to prevent the increase and spread of knowledge.
  2. a person who obscures.

  1. pertaining to or characteristic of obscurants.
  2. tending to make obscure.
  • Latin obscūrant- (stem of obscūrāns, present participle of obscūrāre), equivalent. to obscūr(us) dark + -ant- -ant
  • 1790–1800

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

obscurant /əbˈskjʊərənt/ n
  1. an opposer of reform and enlightenment

ˌobscuˈrantism n ˌobscuˈrantist n , adj

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