Definition of obscurant in English:


adjective & noun

  • See obscurantism

    • ‘‘There is a long list of other projects, which only serve obscurants and divisive forces,’ the letter adds.’
    • ‘According to U.S. Army Materiel Command representatives, smoke and other obscurants have been used in wars dating back to the ancient Greeks.’
    • ‘To sit, stubborn and obscurant, and refuse to acknowledge the roots of politicised mass murder is inexcusable.’
    • ‘The seeker operates in low visibility, contaminated battlefield conditions and is not susceptible to battlefield obscurants such as smoke, dust, flares and chaff.’
    • ‘We use them [white phosphorus munitions] primarily as obscurants, for smokescreens or target marking in some cases.’