from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The principles or practice of obscurants.
- n. A policy of withholding information from the public.
- n. A style in art and literature characterized by deliberate vagueness or obliqueness.
- n. An example or instance of this style.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A state of opposition to human progress or enlightenment.
- n. Being deliberately obscure or vague.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The system or the principles of the obscurants.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Opposition to the advancement and diffusion of knowledge; a tendency or desire to prevent inquiry or enlightenment; the principles or practices of obscurantists.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a deliberate act intended to make something obscure
- n. a policy of opposition to enlightenment or the spread of knowledge
From Latin obscűrans, present participle of obscűro ("cover, darken, obscure") + -ism (Wiktionary)