anti-green

adjective

an·​ti-green ¦an-ˌtī-¦grēn How to pronounce anti-green (audio)
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: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1986, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-green was in 1986

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“Anti-green.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-green. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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