obscurant

adjective
ob·​scur·​ant | \ äb-ˈskyu̇r-ənt How to pronounce obscurant (audio) , əb- \
variants: or obscurantic \ ˌäb-​skyə-​ˈran-​tik How to pronounce obscurant (audio) \

Definition of obscurant

: tending to make obscure obscurant language

Other Words from obscurant

obscurant noun

First Known Use of obscurant

1878, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for obscurant

borrowed from French (earlier as noun), borrowed from Latin obscūrant-, obscūrans, present participle of obscūrāre "to darken, eclipse, conceal from knowledge" — more at obscure entry 2

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4 Oct 2021

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“Obscurant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/obscurant. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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