Meaning of ANTI-INTELLECTUAL in English

— anti-intellectualism , n. — anti-intellectualistic , adj. — anti-intellectuality , n.

/an'tee in'tl ek"chooh euhl, an'tuy-/ , n.

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.


3. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of anti-intellectuals or their beliefs.

Also, anti-intellectualist .

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Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .