— 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 .
[ 1935-40 ]