obfuscation:
ob·fus·cate (ŏb′fə-skāt′, ŏb-fŭs′kāt′)
tr.v. ob·fus·cat·ed, ob·fus·cat·ing, ob·fus·cates

1. To make so confused or opaque as to be difficult to perceive or understand: “A great effort was made … to obscure or obfuscate the truth” (Robert Conquest).

2. To render indistinct or dim; darken: The fog obfuscated the shore.
[Latin obfuscāre, obfuscāt-, to darken : ob-, over; see ob- + fuscāre, to darken (from fuscus, dark).]

ob′fus·ca′tion n.
ob·fus′ca·to′ry (ŏb-fŭs′kə-tôr′ē, əb-) adj.
obfuscation (ˌɒbfʌsˈkeɪʃən)
n
the act or an instance of making something obscure, dark, or difficult to understand
obfuscation
the process of darkening or obscuring so as to hinder ready analysis.

See also: Thinking -Ologies & -Isms.

Antonyms & Synonyms:

Noun 1. obfuscation – confusion resulting from failure to understand
bafflement, befuddlement, bemusement, bewilderment, mystification, puzzlement
confusedness, disarray, mental confusion, muddiness, confusion – a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior; “a confusion of impressions”

2. obfuscation – the activity of obscuring people’s understanding, leaving them baffled or bewildered
mystification
activity – any specific behavior; “they avoided all recreational activity”

3. obfuscation – darkening or obscuring the sight of something
blackening, darkening – changing to a darker color
obfuscation
noun evasiveness, shuffling, deception, fudging, waffle (informal, chiefly Brit.), equivocation, prevarication, sophistry, obliqueness, sophism His speech was incomprehensible and full of obfuscation.

Translations
ob·fus·ca·tion
n. ofuscación, confusión mental.

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