anti-conservation

adjective
an·​ti-con·​ser·​va·​tion | \ ˌan-tē-ˌkän(t)-sər-ˈvā-shən How to pronounce anti-conservation (audio) , ˌan-tī- \

Definition of anti-conservation

: opposing or hostile toward policies or practices intended to promote conservation of natural resources anti-conservation policies an anti-conservation bill

Other Words from anti-conservation

anti-conservationist \ ˌan-​tē-​ˌkän(t)-​sər-​ˈvā-​sh(ə-​)nist , ˌan-​tī-​ How to pronounce anti-conservationist (audio) \ noun
saw him as an anti-conservationist

First Known Use of anti-conservation

1909, in the meaning defined above

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“Anti-conservation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-conservation. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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