anti-conservation

adjective

an·​ti-con·​ser·​va·​tion ˌan-tē-ˌkän(t)-sər-ˈvā-shən How to pronounce anti-conservation (audio)
ˌan-tī-
: opposing or hostile toward policies or practices intended to promote conservation of natural resources
anti-conservation policies
an anti-conservation bill
anti-conservationist
ˌan-tē-ˌkän(t)-sər-ˈvā-sh(ə-)nist
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-conservation (audio)
noun
saw him as an anti-conservationist

Examples of anti-conservation in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-conservation was in 1909

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“Anti-conservation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-conservation. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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