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

Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-urban was in 1888

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Cite this Entry

“Anti-urban.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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