an·​ti-elit·​ist | \ ˌan-tē-ā-ˈlē-tist How to pronounce anti-elitist (audio) , -i-, -ē-, ˌan-tī-\

Definition of anti-elitist

: opposed to elitist attitudes, policies, or practices Like many swashbuckler capitalists, he is essentially anti-elitist.— David Brooks

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anti-elitism \ ˌan-​tē-​ā-​ˈlē-​ˌti-​zəm How to pronounce anti-elitism (audio) , -​i-​ , -​ē-​ , ˌan-​tī-​ \ noun
Shostakovich, a prime figure in the flowering of the avant-garde in early Soviet Russia, then became a public target of Stalin's virulent anti-elitism. — Scott Cantrell
anti-elitist noun
Britain is the only country I know dominated by an elite of anti-elitists. — George Walden

First Known Use of anti-elitist

1971, in the meaning defined above

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