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anti-intellectualism

[ an-tee-in-tl-ek-choo-uh-liz uhm, an-tahy‐ ]
/ ˌæn tiˌɪn tlˈɛk tʃu əˌlɪz əm, ˌæn taɪ‐ /
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noun
opposition to or hostility toward intellectuals and the modern academic, artistic, social, religious, and other theories associated with them: These “denial” movements are manifestations of a growing anti-intellectualism arising against science and scientists.
the belief or doctrine that intellect and reason are less important than actions and emotions in solving practical problems and understanding reality: Much of the country’s cultural history reflects a swinging back and forth between collective action and a rugged individualism based on anti-intellectualism.
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