Definition of anti-intellectual in English:


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Hostile or indifferent to culture and intellectual reasoning: many activists have adopted a profoundly anti-intellectual stance
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  • He had a profound anti-intellectual attitude to medical elitism.
  • Towards the end of his life, he became increasingly paranoid, anti-intellectual, and anti-Semitic.
  • No theologian, he was at times anti-intellectual: 'do not argue, but pray,' he advised his officers.


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A person who is hostile or indifferent to culture and intellectual reasoning: funny, satirical plots that even anti-intellectuals will chuckle over
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  • The festival will have something to tickle the interest of all but the staunchest anti-intellectuals.
  • Odd as it may seem, the education sector is filled with out-and-proud anti-intellectuals.
  • Our profession is too frequently slandered by pundits, tinkered with by politicians, and devalued by anti-intellectuals.

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