an·​ti-growth ˌan-tē-ˈgrōth How to pronounce anti-growth (audio)
: opposed to, inhibiting, or resistant to growth
especially : opposed to economic development
anti-growth measures
… voters this September tossed out a coalition of anti-growth members who have long blocked roadbuilding on ideological grounds. Gregg Easterbrook

Examples of anti-growth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And this is the factor which would have continued to play the role of major anti-growth driver, even if nothing happened with oil prices or Crimea. Foreign Affairs, 18 Apr. 2016 But in a large, diverse city, anti-growth voices often are counterbalanced by pro-housing interests active in city politics, such as large employers, developers, construction unions or affordable-housing nonprofits. Paul G. Lewis, Fortune, 10 July 2023 In years past, these were precisely the kinds of events that allowed anti-growth advocates to make their voices heard. Daniel Duane, New York Times, 30 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-growth was in 1887

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Cite this Entry

“Anti-growth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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