an·​ti-in·​dus·​try ˌan-ˌtī-ˈin-də-strē How to pronounce anti-industry (audio)
: opposed to or hostile toward industry or a particular industry
It was true that there had been a revival of the anti-industry sentiment in the United States, and that the industry had lost a great deal of political power.Bruce A. Beaubouef, The Strategic Petroleum Reserve, 2007

Word History


anti- entry 1 + industry

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-industry was in 1921

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“Anti-industry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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