a person or thing that obscures, esp. one that opposes or tends to prevent human progress and enlightenment
Origin of obscurantfrom Classical Latin obscurantem, accusative of obscurans, present participle of obscurare, to obscure
that obscures; of or constituting an obscurant
One who opposes intellectual advancement and political reform.
- Characterized by opposition to intellectual advancement and political reform.
- Tending to make obscure: an obscurant bank of clouds.
(comparative more obscurant, superlative most obscurant)