variants or less commonly Ludditism
plural -s
: the beliefs or practices of the Luddites

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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