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    obscurantism

    obscurantism - Dictionary definition and meaning for word obscurantism

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    (noun) a policy of opposition to enlightenment or the spread of knowledge Definition
    (noun) a deliberate act intended to make something obscure
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obscure means dim which is nearly equivalent to dark...now obscurantism means a practice which favors dark hence opposes knowledge and enlightenment

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