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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“Luddism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Luddism. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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