countereducational

adjective
coun·​ter·​ed·​u·​ca·​tion·​al | \ ˌkau̇n-tər-ˌe-jə-ˈkā-shnəl How to pronounce countereducational (audio) , -shə-nᵊl\
variants: or counter-educational

Definition of countereducational

1 : opposed to formal education countereducational attitudes
2 : 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
3 : being or involving countereducation countereducational efforts … the committee offered to launch a countereducational program against the subversives and their propaganda.— Aaron D. Purcell

First Known Use of countereducational

1905, in the meaning defined at sense 3

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