ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-statist (audio)
variants or antistatist
: characterized by or expressing opposition to statism
antistatist ideas/views
anti-statist politicians who crusaded to shrink government.David Sehat
anti-statist noun
or antistatist
plural anti-statists or antistatists
Antistatists believed that most social problems are a result of too much government interference in the operation of the free market. Angela K Lewis

Examples of anti-statist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The victory rescued Reagan's campaign, and demonstrated his popularity with southern conservative voters, donors, and strategists — many, like Helms, recently converted Democrats — who relished Reagan’s anti-statist rhetoric and despised Ford as an establishment moderate. TIME, 12 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anti-statist was in 1886

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“Anti-statist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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