What is another word for obscurantist?

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[ ɒbskjˈʊɹantˌɪst], [ ɒbskjˈʊɹantˌɪst], [ ɒ_b_s_k_j_ˈʊ_ɹ_a_n_t_ˌɪ_s_t]

Obscurantism refers to the practice of withholding knowledge, or encouraging ignorance through the use of complicated language or impenetrable reasoning. There are several synonyms for the term 'obscurantist', including intellectual obfuscator, knowledge-withholder, opaque, incomprehensible, unintelligible, and mystagogue. Other phrases that can be used include ambiguous, confusing, misleading, and unclear, among others. These words are often used to describe people who try to maintain control over a particular group or subject matter, or who use their knowledge to manipulate others. Regardless of the specific term used, the meaning remains the same: an obscurantist is someone who seeks to maintain power or control by keeping others in the dark.

How to use "Obscurantist" in context?

An ostensible proponent of anonymity who seeks to conceal their identity.

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