anti-intellectual

[ an-tee-in-tl-ek-choo-uh l, an-tahy‐ ]
/ ˌæn tiˌɪn tlˈɛk tʃu əl, ˌæn taɪ‐ /

noun

a person opposed to or hostile toward intellectuals and the modern academic, artistic, social, religious, and other theories associated with them.
a person who believes that intellect and reason are less important than actions and emotions in solving practical problems and understanding reality.

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of anti-intellectuals or their beliefs.

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How well do you know your adjectives from your adverbs? Your preposition from your pronouns? Your interjections from your conjunctions? Let’s put your knowledge of parts of speech to the text! Note: Many of the following questions will ask you to identify the parts of speech “in order.” That means the first word in all capital letters will correspond to the first option in an answer, and so on.
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In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.
Also an·ti-in·tel·lec·tu·al·ist.

Origin of anti-intellectual

First recorded in 1935–40

OTHER WORDS FROM anti-intellectual

an·ti-in·tel·lec·tu·al·ism, nounan·ti-in·tel·lec·tu·al·is·tic, adjectivean·ti-in·tel·lec·tu·al·i·ty, noun
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