anti-authority

adjective
an·​ti-au·​thor·​i·​ty | \ ˌan-tē-ə-ˈthär-ə-tē How to pronounce anti-authority (audio) , -ȯ-, -ˈthȯr-, ˌan-ˌtī- \

Definition of anti-authority

: opposed to or hostile toward authority : antiauthoritarian The notion of educators being in loco parentis did not survive the anti-authority upheavals of the 1960s.— Jon Kyl

First Known Use of anti-authority

1883, in the meaning defined above

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“Anti-authority.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-authority. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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