anti-institutional

adjective

an·​ti-in·​sti·​tu·​tion·​al
ˌan-tē-ˌin(t)-stə-ˈt(y)ü-sh(ə-)nəl,
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-institutional (audio)
: characterized by or expressing opposition toward institutions
… the anti-institutional protests of the civil rights movement.Adam Fairclough

Examples of anti-institutional in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Displaying stapled photocopies meant to be subterranean and anti-institutional behind glass, in a museum, will always feel a bit strange, particularly when the original appeal of zines was both their tactility and their disposability. Hua Hsu, The New Yorker, 14 Feb. 2024 In the Seventies, the country was in a populist, libertarian mood and receptive to anti-institutional grandstanding. Ian MacDougall, Harper's Magazine, 12 Sep. 2022 Not just to the right but to what Hoffman describes as a more radical and anti-institutional version of conservatism. Adam M. Carrington, National Review, 5 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-institutional was in 1836

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“Anti-institutional.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-institutional. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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