anti-corporate

adjective

an·​ti-cor·​po·​rate
ˌan-tē-ˈkȯr-p(ə-)rət,
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-corporate (audio)
variants or less commonly anticorporate
: not favoring or promoting the interests of corporations : opposed to or hostile toward corporations or corporate interests
anti-corporate laws
an anticorporate climate

Examples of anti-corporate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even many longtime Republicans are repulsed by the anti-corporate direction MAGA partisans are increasingly taking. Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, TIME, 29 May 2024 Being an anti-corporate teen rebel, Warren did not stick with Lollapalooza as its alternative intent got watered down, in his view. A.d. Amorosi, Variety, 21 May 2024 His broad anti-corporate, anti-bureaucracy, anti-system appeal may also resonate naturally among the kinds of voters who tend to dislike both parties and candidates. Nate Cohn, New York Times, 4 May 2024 An environmental lawyer and a scion of one of the great American political families, Mr. Kennedy gained further prominence in recent years for his promotion of anti-vaccine falsehoods and conspiracy theories, and for his broadly anti-establishment, anti-corporate ethos. Rebecca Davis O’Brien, New York Times, 20 Mar. 2024 Black masking tape covered the logo on the strap—Kurt’s gesture of anti-corporate protest. Rachel Monroe, The New Yorker, 18 Mar. 2024 As Schwartz and Mathews write: Back then, the company’s anti-corporate slant and grassroots spirit had lured celebrity investors and helped shape the early New York tech scene. Byallie Garfinkle, Fortune, 12 Mar. 2024 On the trail, Mr. Kennedy has delivered a populist message of anti-corporate rhetoric and debunked science while invoking a powerful lineage: his uncles, former President John F. Kennedy and Senator Ted Kennedy, and his father, Senator Robert F. Kennedy. Susanne Craig, New York Times, 16 Nov. 2023 The lawsuit was filed by a group led by Edward Blum, who spearheaded efforts to overturn affirmative action and has since brought anti-corporate diversity efforts to court. Maria Aspan, Fortune, 23 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-corporate was in 1847

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“Anti-corporate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-corporate. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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