an·​ti-au·​thor·​i·​ty ˌan-tē-ə-ˈthär-ə-tē How to pronounce anti-authority (audio)
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-authority was in 1877

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“Anti-authority.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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