anti-intellectual 1821 (adj.), from ANTI- (Cf. anti-) + INTELLECTUAL (Cf. intellectual). As a noun meaning "an anti-intellectual person" from 1913.

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  • anti-intellectual — [an΄tī in΄tə lek′cho͞o əl, an΄tēin΄tə lek′cho͞o əl] adj. hostile to or opposed to intellectual persons or matters, ideas, activities, etc. n. a person who is anti intellectual anti intellectualism n. anti intellectually adv …   English World dictionary

  • anti-intellectual — adjective Date: 1884 opposing or hostile to intellectuals or to an intellectual view or approach • anti intellectual noun • anti intellectualism noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • anti-intellectual — an•ti in•tel•lec•tu•al [[t]ˌæn tiˌɪn tlˈɛk tʃu əl, ˌæn taɪ [/t]] adj. 1) opposed to, hostile to, or distrustful of intellectuals or intellectual pursuits, concerns, or points of view 2) an anti intellectual person Sometimes, an ti in… …   From formal English to slang

  • anti-intellectual — anti intellectualism, n. anti intellectualistic, adj. anti intellectuality, n. /an tee in tl ek chooh euhl, an tuy /, n. 1. a person opposed to or hostile toward intellectuals and the modern academic, artistic, social, religious, and other… …   Universalium

  • anti-intellectual philistine — nonintellectual onintellectual adj. not intellectual. Opposite of {intellectual}. [Narrower terms: {anti intellectual, philistine}; {lowbrow, uncultivated ] Also See {unscholarly}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anti-intellectual — adjective indifferent or hostile to cultural or intellectual ideas Syn: philistine See Also: anti intellectualism …   Wiktionary

  • anti-intellectual — an·ti intellectual …   English syllables

  • anti-intellectual — /ænti ɪntəˈlɛktʃuəl/ (say antee intuh lekchoohuhl) adjective 1. opposed or hostile to intellectualism or intellectual pursuits. –noun 2. someone who is thus opposed …  

  • anti-intellectual — I noun a person who is uninterested in intellectual pursuits • Syn: ↑philistine, ↑lowbrow • Derivationally related forms: ↑lowbrow (for: ↑lowbrow), ↑philistine …   Useful english dictionary

  • Anti-intellectualism — describes a sentiment of hostility towards, or mistrust of, intellectuals and intellectual pursuits. This may be expressed in various ways, such as attacks on the merits of science, education, art, or literature.Anti intellectuals often perceive… …   Wikipedia

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