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See also: luddite
Named after Ned Ludd, a legendary example, + -ite.
- Hyphenation: Lud‧dite
- (UK, US) enPR: lŭdʹīt, IPA(key): /ˈlʌ.daɪt/, /ˈlʌ.ɾaɪt/
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- (Canada, US) IPA(key): [ˈlʌ.ɾʌit]
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Luddite (plural Luddites)
- (historical) Any of a group of early-19th-century English textile workers who destroyed machinery because it would harm their livelihood.
- (by extension, often derogatory) Someone who opposes technological change.
- 2012 October 24, David Leonhardt, “Standard of Living Is in the Shadows as Election Issue”, in The New York Times, →ISSN:
- [Benjamin Friedman] added, "How long does it take the Luddites to be wrong — a few years, a decade, a couple of decades?" Perhaps just as important, what happens to the workers who happen to be living during a time when the Luddite argument has some truth to it?
- (by extension, casual) One who lives among nature, forsaking technology.
19th-century textile worker who destroyed machinery
one opposing technological change