anti-growth

adjective
an·​ti-growth | \ˌan-tē-ˈgrōth, ˌan-tī-\

Definition of anti-growth 

: 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

First Known Use of anti-growth

1887, in the meaning defined above

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