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
1878, in the meaning defined above
“Obscurant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/obscurant. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.
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