Luddism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ludd +‎ -ism, after Ned Ludd, a legendary example.

Noun[edit]

Luddism (uncountable)

  1. (historical) Opposition to the Industrial Revolution by textile workers fearing for their livelihoods.
  2. (by extension, pejorative) Opposition to technological change.

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