anti-spending

adjective an·ti-spend·ing \ ˌan-tē-ˈspen-diŋ , ˌan-tī- \
variants: or less commonly antispending

Definition of anti-spending

: 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

First Known Use of anti-spending

1937

in the meaning defined above

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