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Obscurantism vs. Opposition

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Obscurantismnoun

A state of opposition to human progress or enlightenment.

Oppositionnoun

The action of opposing or of being in conflict.

Obscurantismnoun

Deliberate obscurity or vagueness.

Oppositionnoun

An opposite or contrasting position.

Obscurantismnoun

The system or the principles of the obscurants.

Oppositionnoun

(astronomy) The apparent relative position of two celestial bodies when one is at an angle of 180 degrees from the other as seen from the Earth.

Obscurantismnoun

a policy of opposition to enlightenment or the spread of knowledge

Oppositionnoun

(politics) A political party or movement opposed to the party or government in power.

Obscurantismnoun

a deliberate act intended to make something obscure

Oppositionnoun

(legal) In United States intellectual property law, a proceeding in which an interested party seeks to prevent the registration of a trademark or patent.

Obscurantism

Obscurantism and obscurationism ( or ) describe the practice of deliberately presenting information in an imprecise, abstruse manner designed to limit further inquiry and understanding. There are two historical and intellectual denotations of obscurantism: (1) the deliberate restriction of knowledge—opposition to disseminating knowledge; and (2) deliberate obscurity—a recondite literary or artistic style, characterized by deliberate vagueness.The term obscurantism derives from the title of the 16th-century satire Epistolæ Obscurorum Virorum (Letters of Obscure Men, 1515–1519), which was based upon the intellectual dispute between the German humanist Johann Reuchlin and the monk Johannes Pfefferkorn of the Dominican Order, about whether or not all Jewish books should be burned as un-Christian heresy.

Oppositionnoun

(chess) A position in which the player on the move must yield with his king allowing his opponent to advance with his own king.

Oppositionnoun

(logic) The difference of quantity or quality between two propositions having the same subject and predicate.

Oppositionnoun

The act of opposing; an attempt to check, restrain, or defeat; resistance.

‘The counterpoise of so great an opposition.’; ‘Virtue which breaks through all opposition.’;

Oppositionnoun

The state of being placed over against; situation so as to front something else.

Oppositionnoun

Repugnance; contrariety of sentiment, interest, or purpose; antipathy.

Oppositionnoun

That which opposes; an obstacle; specifically, the aggregate of persons or things opposing; hence, in politics and parliamentary practice, the party opposed to the party in power.

Oppositionnoun

The situation of a heavenly body with respect to another when in the part of the heavens directly opposite to it; especially, the position of a planet or satellite when its longitude differs from that of the sun 180°; - signified by the symbol ; as,

Oppositionnoun

The relation between two propositions when, having the same subject and predicate, they differ in quantity, or in quality, or in both; or between two propositions which have the same matter but a different form.

Oppositionnoun

the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with;

‘he encountered a general feeling of resistance from many citizens’; ‘despite opposition from the newspapers he went ahead’;

Oppositionnoun

the relation between opposed entities

Oppositionnoun

the act of opposing groups confronting each other;

‘the government was not ready for a confrontation with the unions’; ‘the invaders encountered stiff opposition’;

Oppositionnoun

a contestant that you are matched against

Oppositionnoun

a body of people united in opposing something

Oppositionnoun

a direction opposite to another

Oppositionnoun

an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force);

‘a soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies’;

Oppositionnoun

a political party opposed to the party in power and prepared to replace it if elected;

‘Her Majesty's loyal opposition’;

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