anti-statist

adjective

an·​ti-stat·​ist
ˌan-tē-ˈstā-tist,
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

Word History

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-statist was in 1886

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Cite this Entry

“Anti-statist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-statist. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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