obfuscate

(redirected from obfuscatory)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal.

obfuscate

To make unclear or to confuse. See obfuscator and email obfuscator.
References in periodicals archive ?
Moreover, we are also ideologically sympathetic to their call to the barricades of obfuscatory self-help.
The letter is written in what Christopher Hitchens memorably described as Kissinger's "dank obfuscatory prose," which relies on clinical-sounding phrases like "dominate you ideologically.
But he also does not want to stand up and clearly say there should be no Majlis vote--which leads to much obfuscatory rhetoric.
And there is nobody else I know who is as easy as Stuart is with a certain kind of language that is not obfuscatory but is very straightforward, and tells you exactly how he feels at the specific moment.
Indiana is on the wrong side of the struggle for equality, and Pence is doing his obfuscatory best to rationalize a bill designed for the specific purpose of justifying discrimination against gays and lesbians under the guise of protecting religious liberty.
These illusions are also Conrad's, visible in obfuscatory tendencies in the narrative frameworks.
From such a perspective, the scholarly concerns of someone like Sol Worth, who wanted to know how we make sense of images in the first place, could be seen as trivial and perhaps even obfuscatory.
251-66) argues (in sometimes obfuscatory language) that Valerius creates an elaborate web of intertextual allusions to the Homeric epics through Statius, Lucan and Vergil so as to portray Fabius and Hannibal as figures modelled on several Homeric and Roman heroes.
The Lean article reminded me of the practice among educators of creating obfuscatory terms to describe everyday things.
The complainant was obstructive in the way he answered the questions and obfuscatory over providing any answers.
Key points were that overcomplicated regulations are obfuscatory, that there is a regulatory-political gap, that it is difficult to accurately judge the effects of reform, and that here is a lack of liability for financial and regulatory malfeasance.