anti-urban

adjective
an·​ti-ur·​ban | \ ˌan-tē-ˈər-bən How to pronounce anti-urban (audio) , ˌan-tī- \
variants: or less commonly antiurban

Definition of anti-urban

: opposed to or hostile toward cities in general anti-urban bias/sentiment The violent hostility of Renamo toward such symbols of modernity as schools, hospitals, and machinery feeds the idea that the movement is traditionalist, or simply anti-urban.— William Finnegan

First Known Use of anti-urban

1888, in the meaning defined above

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“Anti-urban.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-urban. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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