anti-intellectualistic

anti-intellectual

[an-tee-in-tl-ek-choo-uhl, an-tahy‐]
noun
1.
a person opposed to or hostile toward intellectuals and the modern academic, artistic, social, religious, and other theories associated with them.
2.
a person who believes that intellect and reason are less important than actions and emotions in solving practical problems and understanding reality.
adjective
3.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of anti-intellectuals or their beliefs.
Also, anti-intellectualist.


Origin:
1935–40

anti-intellectualism, noun
anti-intellectualistic, adjective
anti-intellectuality, noun
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anti-intellectual

adjective
1. smug and ignorant and indifferent or hostile to artistic and cultural values 

noun
1. a person who is uninterested in intellectual pursuits [syn: philistine
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