an·​ti-pol·​i·​tics | \ ˌan-tē-ˈpä-lə-ˌtiks How to pronounce anti-politics (audio) , ˌan-tī- \
variants: or antipolitics

Definition of anti-politics

: 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

First Known Use of anti-politics

1843, in the meaning defined above

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“Anti-politics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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