antiintellectualism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

antiintellectual +‎ -ism

Noun[edit]

antiintellectualism (uncountable)

  1. Anti-intellectual attitudes and positions.
    • 1991 May 17, James Krohe Jr., “Who's Afraid of Paula Wolff?”, Chicago Reader:
      Chicago's campuses tend to evolve into enclaves anyway, as their inhabitants turn inward in a protective reaction against Chicago's pride in its buffoonery and its elevation of antiintellectualism to a cultural style.