Luddite

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After Ned Ludd, a legendary example. See -ite.

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Luddite ‎(plural Luddites)

  1. Any of a group of early 19th century English textile workers who destroyed machinery because it would harm their livelihood.
  2. (by extension, pejorative) Someone who opposes technological change.

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