anti-evolution

adjective

an·​ti-evo·​lu·​tion ˌan-tē-ˌe-və-ˈlü-shən How to pronounce anti-evolution (audio)
-ˌē-və-,
ˌan-tī-
variants or less commonly anti-evolutionary
: opposing or rejecting the biological theory of evolution or prohibiting its teaching
… a 1968 legal decision, Epperson v. Arkansas, in which the Supreme Court struck down anti-evolution laws like the one under which Scopes was convicted.Eugenie C. Scott et al.

Word History

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-evolution was in 1873

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“Anti-evolution.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-evolution. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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