anti-spending

adjective
an·​ti-spend·​ing | \ ˌan-tē-ˈspen-diŋ, ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-spending (audio) \
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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“Anti-spending.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-spending. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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