anti-intellectual

adjective
an·​ti-in·​tel·​lec·​tu·​al | \ ˌan-tē-ˌin-tə-ˈlek-ch(ə-w)əl How to pronounce anti-intellectual (audio) , -ˈlek-shwəl, ˌan-tī- \

Definition of anti-intellectual

: opposing or hostile to intellectuals or to an intellectual view or approach

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anti-intellectual noun
anti-intellectualism \ ˌan-​tē-​ˌin-​tə-​ˈlek-​chə(-​wə)-​ˌli-​zəm How to pronounce anti-intellectual (audio) , -​ˈlek-​shwə-​ , ˌan-​tī-​ \ noun

First Known Use of anti-intellectual

1821, in the meaning defined above

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“Anti-intellectual.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-intellectual. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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