obscurant

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about obscurant

Statistics for obscurant

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for obscurant

The first known use of obscurant was in 1878

See more words from the same year

Comments on obscurant

What made you want to look up obscurant? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a wrong name or inappropriate designation

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Summer 2019 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a-bowl-of-peach-sorbet-with-cut-peaches-next-to-it
  • Which is a synonym of desideratum?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!