Antonyms for obscurantism

Grammar : Noun
Spell : uh b-skyoo r-uh n-tiz-uh m, ob-skyoo-ran-tiz-uh m
Phonetic Transcription : əbˈskyʊər ənˌtɪz əm, ˌɒb skyʊˈræn tɪz əm

Definition of obscurantism

Origin :
  • "opposition to enlightenment," 1834, from German obscurantismus (18c.); see obscurant + -ism.
  • As in reaction : noun political conservativism
Example sentences :
  • For simply differing from the obscurantism of his age, and having opinions of his own.
  • Extract from : « In the Heart of Vosges » by Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • Obscurantism is better than the light of incendiary torches.
  • Extract from : « Under Western Eyes » by Joseph Conrad
  • Its greatest crime was obscurantism, which was war on knowledge and civilization.
  • Extract from : « Folkways » by William Graham Sumner
  • In the East the harem is, as Vambéry well says, the "bulwark of obscurantism."
  • Extract from : « The New World of Islam » by Lothrop Stoddard
  • In a certain sense every form of responsibility is obscurantism.
  • Extract from : « Suspended Judgments » by John Cowper Powys
  • Deist or Gallican, he was a confirmed enemy of obscurantism in all its forms.
  • Extract from : « The Marquis D'Argenson: A Study in Criticism » by Arthur Ogle
  • In Germany, as elsewhere, the victory of the Papacy was the victory of obscurantism.
  • Extract from : « Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 8 » by Various
  • Likewise there is nothing of obscurantism or affected mysticism about it.
  • Extract from : « The Ego and His Own » by Max Stirner
  • It is not only theologians who have, in the history of thought, been guilty of obscurantism.
  • Extract from : « Religion and Science » by John Charlton Hardwick
  • Now we say advisedly “primitive gods,” and this with no intention of obscurantism.
  • Extract from : « Ancient Art and Ritual » by Jane Ellen Harrison

Synonyms for obscurantism

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