coun·​ter·​ed·​u·​ca·​tion·​al ˌkau̇n-tər-ˌe-jə-ˈkā-shnəl How to pronounce countereducational (audio)
variants or counter-educational
: opposed to formal education
countereducational attitudes
: tending to hinder or interfere with education
a hostile and countereducational school environment
… And is there anything so countereducational? The descriptions of jobs that no longer exist; the often sexist or overly politically correct labels, few of them reflecting the actual life experiences of children today.Pamela Paul
: being or involving countereducation
countereducational efforts
… the committee offered to launch a countereducational program against the subversives and their propaganda.Aaron D. Purcell

Word History

First Known Use

1905, in the meaning defined at sense 3

Time Traveler
The first known use of countereducational was in 1905

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Cite this Entry

“Countereducational.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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