Definition of obscurant in US English:

obscurant

noun

  • 1A person who deliberately prevents the facts or full details of something from becoming known; an obscurantist.

    ‘he is no pious obscurant wishing for a return to the days when issues were never discussed’
  • 2Something used to hinder visibility.

    ‘smoke and other obscurants have been used in wars dating back to the ancient Greeks’

adjective

  • 1Deliberately preventing the facts or full details of something from becoming known; obscurantist.

    ‘the use of obscurant language’
  • 2Having the effect of hindering visibility.

    ‘obscurant clouds’

Pronunciation

obscurant

/ˈɑbskjər(ə)nt//ˈäbskyər(ə)nt/