an·​ti·​en·​vi·​ron·​men·​tal ˌan-tē-in-ˌvī-rə(n)-ˈmen-tᵊl How to pronounce antienvironmental (audio)
variants or anti-environmental
: harmful to the natural environment : opposing or hindering efforts to preserve or protect the environment
… engaged in a grim struggle with a pervasive yet nebulous anti-environmental contingent.Jacqueline Boone
anti-environmental legislation

Word History

First Known Use

1970, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of antienvironmental was in 1970

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Cite this Entry

“Antienvironmental.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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