anti-spending

adjective

an·​ti-spend·​ing
ˌan-tē-ˈspen-diŋ,
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-spending (audio)
variants or less commonly antispending
: characterized by or expressing opposition to government spending
That poses a politically ticklish dilemma … : hike the naton's debt ceiling and risk the wrath of anti-spending voters, or let Uncle Sam default on debt payments, triggering a potential economic cataclysm. Stewart M. Powell

Word History

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-spending was in 1937

Dictionary Entries Near anti-spending

Cite this Entry

“Anti-spending.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-spending. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!


Odd Habits and Quirks

  • image1926873504
  • Which of the following best describes an easily irritated person?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ