Word Of the Week (WOW) is a weekly meme created by Heena Rathore P. (me), it’s a fun way to improve your vocabulary by learning new words every week.
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Here’s this week’s WOW:
Part Of Speech:
- obscurantism: noun [ mass noun ]
- obscurant: noun & adjective
- obscurantist: noun & adjective
Pronunciation: ɒbskjʊˈrantɪz(ə)m| ; ob•scu•rant•ism
opposition to the spread of knowledge : a policy of withholding knowledge from the general public.
a) a style (as in literature or art) characterized by deliberate vagueness or abstruseness. b) an act or instance of obscurantism.
Synonyms: counterrevolution, regression, relapse, retrenchment, withdrawal, reactionary.
Antonyms: liberal, progressive, radical, cause.
Word Origin: mid 19th century: from earlier obscurant, denoting a person who obscures something, via German from Latin obscurant- ‘making dark’, from the verb obscurare .
Use in sentence: “They viewed it as a sign of reactionary obscurantism, an obstacle to modernity.”
“He did not see fit to nominate an appropriate cause rather than one which promotes religious obscurantism.’
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