anti-theoretical

adjective
an·​ti-the·​o·​ret·​i·​cal | \ ˌan-tē-ˌthē-ə-ˈre-ti-kəl How to pronounce anti-theoretical (audio) , -ˌthir-ˈe-, ˌan-tī-\
variants: or antitheoretical

Definition of anti-theoretical

: 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

First Known Use of anti-theoretical

1842, in the meaning defined above

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