ecoterrorism

noun
eco·​ter·​ror·​ism | \ ˌē-kō-ˈter-ər-i-zəm How to pronounce ecoterrorism (audio) , ˌe-kō- \

Definition of ecoterrorism

1 : sabotage intended to hinder activities that are considered damaging to the environment
2 : political terrorism intended to damage an enemy's natural environment

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Other Words from ecoterrorism

ecoterrorist \ ˌē-​kō-​ˈter-​ər-​ist How to pronounce ecoterrorism (audio) , ˌe-​kō-​ \ noun or adjective

Examples of ecoterrorism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Just last month, Jeff VanderMeer released his new eco-thriller Hummingbird Salamander, a suspenseful story that hinges on species loss and ecoterrorism in a very-near future. Anna Funk, Smithsonian Magazine, "Can Climate Fiction Writers Reach People in Ways That Scientists Can’t?," 14 May 2021 The third film in the series, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, expands the story to incorporate global arms trafficking and ecoterrorism. Matt Zoller Seitz, Vulture, "My Heart Belongs to the MonsterVerse," 7 Apr. 2021 Hummingbird Salamander is a profound exploration of climate change and ecoterrorism, the rare work of fiction that acts as both a mirror and a harbinger for the realities of our world. Seija Rankin, EW.com, "See the cover for Jeff VanderMeer's next novel, Hummingbird Salamander," 5 Nov. 2020 When the director Agnieszka Holland adapted Drive Your Plow as Spoor, which won a Silver Bear at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival, the far right denounced it as anti-Catholic and sympathetic to ecoterrorism. Julian Lucas, Harper's magazine, "New Books," 22 July 2019 His plan is one of ecoterrorism with a side order of the Rapture: Kill off 50 percent of the intergalactic population and enjoy an early retirement. Michael Phillips, chicagotribune.com, "'Avengers: Infinity War' review: Marvel's semi-infinite jest, capped by a sucker punch," 24 Apr. 2018 When the director Agnieszka Holland adapted Drive Your Plow as Spoor, which won a Silver Bear at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival, the far right denounced it as anti-Catholic and sympathetic to ecoterrorism. Julian Lucas, Harper's magazine, "New Books," 22 July 2019 His plan is one of ecoterrorism with a side order of the Rapture: Kill off 50 percent of the intergalactic population and enjoy an early retirement. Michael Phillips, chicagotribune.com, "'Avengers: Infinity War' review: Marvel's semi-infinite jest, capped by a sucker punch," 24 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of ecoterrorism

1980, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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18 May 2021

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“Ecoterrorism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ecoterrorism. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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