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Luddite

Pronunciation: /ˈlʌdaɪt/

Translation of Luddite in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 [History/Historia] ludita (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Beginning with the Luddites, who smashed machinery in British textile mills in the 1810s, she traces literary, artistic and philosophical expressions of antitechnological thought up to the present.
    • One of the points he touched on was how the design of mill buildings changed with the advent of the Luddites and machine-wreckers of the early nineteenth century.
    • The smashing of machinery, the so-called Luddite movement in which the struggles of the working class first were manifested, appeared initially in England in the 1770s.
    1.2 (opponent of new technology) ludita (masculine and feminine)

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