an·​ti-eco·​nom·​ic ˌan-tē-ˌe-kə-ˈnä-mik How to pronounce anti-economic (audio)
: opposed or counter to what is considered economic
usually used in compound terms
anti-economic growth/development [=opposed or counter to economic growth/development]
anti-economic regulation [=opposed to economic regulation]

Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-economic was in 1851

Dictionary Entries Near anti-economic

Cite this Entry

“Anti-economic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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