anti-intellectualism


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an·ti-in·tel·lec·tu·al

(ăn′tē-ĭn′tl-ĕk′cho͞o-əl, ăn′tī-)
adj.
Opposed or hostile to intellectuals or intellectual views.

an′ti-in′tel·lec′tu·al n.
an′ti-in′tel·lec′tu·al·ism n.

anti-intellectualism

n
a feeling of hostility and dislike towards intellectuals and intellectual activities

anti-intellectualism

antagonism to learning, education, and the educated, expressed in literature in a conscious display of simplicity, earthiness, even colorful semi-literacy. — anti-intellectual, n., adj.
See also: Learning
antagonism to learning, education, and the educated, expressed in literature in a conscious display of simplicity, earthiness, even colorful semi-literacy. — anti-intellectual, n., adj.
See also: Knowledge
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