Luddism

noun
Ludd·​ism | \ ˈləˌdizəm\
variants: or less commonly Ludditism \ -​ˌdīt¦izəm \
plural -s

Definition of Luddism

: the beliefs or practices of the Luddites

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History and Etymology for Luddism

luddism from Ned Ludd, flourished 1779 half-witted Leicestershire workman who destroyed stocking frames + English -ism; ludditism from luddite + -ism

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