an·​ti-the·​o·​ret·​i·​cal ˌan-tē-ˌthē-ə-ˈre-ti-kəl How to pronounce anti-theoretical (audio)
variants or antitheoretical
: opposed to theory
an antitheoretical bias
Kierkegaard, fighting Hegel, attempted to use art itself as an anti-theoretical mystification in order to scare off disciples and promote live thought.Iris Murdoch

Word History

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anti-theoretical was in 1842

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“Anti-theoretical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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