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anti–intellectual

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adjective an·ti–in·tel·lec·tu·al \-ˌin-tə-ˈlek-ch(ə-w)əl, -ˈlek-shwəl\

Definition of anti–intellectual

  1. :  opposing or hostile to intellectuals or to an intellectual view or approach

anti–intellectual noun
an·ti–in·tel·lec·tu·al·ismplay \-ˈlek-chə(-wə)-ˌli-zəm, -ˈlek-shwə-\ noun


1821

First Known Use of anti–intellectual

1821


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