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obscurantism

ob·scu·rant·ism

obscurantism

 
 
pronunciation:
b skyuh rn tih zm [or] ab sky raen tih zm
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: active opposition to intellectual enlightenment, esp. by withholding knowledge from the public.
definition 2: a deliberate lack of clarity or directness of expression, as in certain styles of art or literature.
Many regard academic jargon as a form of obscurantism intended to maintain the exclusivity of the professorial class.
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derivations: obscurantist (adj.), obscurantist (n.)