Luddite

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: Lud‧dite
  • (UK, US) enPR: lŭdʹīt, IPA(key): /ˈlʌ.daɪt/
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  • (Canada, US) IPA(key): [ˈlʌ.ɾʌit]
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Noun[edit]

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, derogatory) Someone who opposes technological change.

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