an·​ti-green | \ ¦an-ˌtī-¦grēn , ¦an-tē-\

Definition of anti-green

: opposed to policies intended to protect or improve the environment No matter how green individual homes are, suburban sprawl is intrinsically anti-green. It generates infrastructure inefficiency; car dependency and rising fossil fuel demand; carbon-emitting, time-wasting road congestion; and, despite availability of inexpensive land at ever-greater distances from jobs, escalating development, construction and public service costs.— Roger K. Lewis, Washington Post, 2 May 2009

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First Known Use of anti-green

1986, in the meaning defined above

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anti- entry 1 + green entry 1

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