antiintellectualism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

antiintellectual +‎ -ism

Noun[edit]

antiintellectualism ‎(uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of anti-intellectualism
    • 1991 May 17, James Krohe Jr., “Who's Afraid of Paula Wolff?”, in Chicago Reader[1]:
      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.