anti-pornography

adjective

an·​ti-por·​nog·​ra·​phy ˌan-tē-pȯr-ˈnä-grə-fē How to pronounce anti-pornography (audio)
ˌan-tī-
variants or antipornography
: opposed to pornography
… a growing antipornography movement that condemns explicit films not on traditional moral or religious grounds, but by saying they degrade women and perpetuate inequality.John R. Wilke

Examples of anti-pornography in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hannah’s husband is now awaiting trial in jail, in part because of an anti-pornography app called Covenant Eyes. WIRED, 12 June 2023 One of these anti-pornography bills was passed into law in 2021 in Utah but cannot go into effect unless five additional states pass similar laws — a provision included to prevent Big Tech companies from isolating the state after passing the law. Ben Goggin, NBC News, 21 Mar. 2023 Anderson participates in many areas of political activism, namely PETA, AIDS awareness, anti-pornography and whale conservation. Grace Gavilanes, Peoplemag, 20 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-pornography was in 1922

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“Anti-pornography.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-pornography. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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