an·​ti·​de·​vel·​op·​ment | \ ˌan-tē-di-ˈve-ləp-mənt How to pronounce antidevelopment (audio) , -dē-, ˌan-tī- \

Definition of antidevelopment

: opposed to the development of land or of a particular area of land for business or residential purposes … real estate development plans ran afoul of the antidevelopment fervor in the Pacific Northwest.— James Samuelson

Examples of antidevelopment in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ironically, Kolisch was a stridently antidevelopment crusader back in the 1950s when the city tried to take her property as part of a large redevelopment project. J.k. Dineen,, "‘Project of my heart’: How 98-year-old fought to get affordable housing built on his SF property," 12 Nov. 2019 Brisbane’s antidevelopment sentiment drew the attention of former San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim, who suggested in June 2016 that San Francisco annex the land if Brisbane wasn’t willing to build housing there. J.k. Dineen,, "New vision for two megaprojects: One development of almost 4,000 homes across SF and San Mateo counties," 16 Sep. 2019

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1905, in the meaning defined above

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“Antidevelopment.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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