countereducational

adjective coun·ter·ed·u·ca·tion·al \ ˌkau̇n-tər-ˌe-jə-ˈkā-shnəl , -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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