an·​ti-pol·​i·​tics ˌan-tē-ˈpä-lə-ˌtiks How to pronounce anti-politics (audio)
variants or antipolitics
plural in form but singular or plural in construction
: reaction against or rejection of the practices or attitudes associated with traditional politics
Tories know that recession and the rise of anti-politics, stoked by stories of Westminster sleaze, means that loathing for the government does not imply love for its opponents.The Economist
Antipolitics served up by a well-heeled conservative who looks like an outsider will probably beat the new politics the Greens are still trying to invent.Marc Cooper

Word History

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anti-politics was in 1843

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“Anti-politics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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