anti-commercial

adjective

an·​ti-com·​mer·​cial
ˌan-tē-kə-ˈmər-shəl,
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-commercial (audio)
variants or less commonly anticommercial
: unconcerned with or hostile toward commercial interests or commercialism
anti-commercial policies
anti-commercialism noun
or less commonly anticommercialism
ˌan-tē-kə-ˈmər-shə-ˌli-zəm,
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-commercial (audio)
a speech about anti-commercialism

Examples of anti-commercial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The band’s early vibe was scrappy, anti-commercial, experimental. Amanda Petrusich, The New Yorker, 31 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1767, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-commercial was in 1767

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“Anti-commercial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-commercial. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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