anti-reform

adjective

an·​ti-re·​form
ˌan-tē-ri-ˈfȯrm,
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-reform (audio)
: characterized by or expressing opposition to reform : opposing the amendment of laws, policies, or procedures
anti-reform candidates
anti-reform protests

Examples of anti-reform in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web About 100 people, including representatives of several labor unions, were on the ground floor of the building for about 10 minutes, chanting anti-reform slogans. Pierre Bairin, CNN, 6 Apr. 2023 The anti-reform cause has also been enthusiastically taken up by young people, who face working longer under tighter financial constraints. Patrick Smith, NBC News, 17 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1793, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-reform was in 1793

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“Anti-reform.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-reform. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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