antiestablishment

adjective an·ti·es·tab·lish·ment \ ˌan-tē-i-ˈsta-blish-mənt , ˌan-tī- \
Updated on: 23 Nov 2017

Definition of antiestablishment

: opposed or hostile to the social, economic, and political principles of a ruling class (as of a nation) : opposed to the establishment
  • The first is the effect of the antiestablishment protests of the 1960s and early 1970s in making people aware of the potential of mass action.
  • —Daniel Nelson

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First Known Use of antiestablishment

1958


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