Any point of view which opposes, fears, mistrusts, or shuns reason — logical, rational thought, intelligence, good judgment, sound sense — or intellectuals, or intellectual views.

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  • Anti-intellectualism — describes a sentiment of hostility towards, or mistrust of, intellectuals and intellectual pursuits. This may be expressed in various ways, such as attacks on the merits of science, education, art, or literature.Anti intellectuals often perceive… …   Wikipedia

  • anti-intellectualism — (n.) 1904, from ANTI (Cf. anti ) + INTELLECTUALISM (Cf. intellectualism); or in some cases from ANTI INTELLECTUAL (Cf. anti intellectual) + ISM (Cf. ism) …   Etymology dictionary

  • anti-intellectualism — | ̷ ̷(ˌ) ̷ ̷ˌ noun ( s) Etymology: anti (I) + intellectualism 1. : the philosophic attitude or doctrine that assigns intellect or reason to a subordinate place or denies the power of intellect to grasp the true nature of things compare bergsonism …   Useful english dictionary

  • anti-intellectualism — /ænti ɪntəˈlɛktʃuəlɪzəm/ (say antee intuh lekchoohuhlizuhm) noun opposition or hostility to intellectualism …   Australian English dictionary

  • anti-intellectualism — noun see anti intellectual …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • anti-intellectualism — See anti intellectual. * * * …   Universalium

  • anti-intellectualism — noun A sentiment of hostility towards, or mistrust of, intellectuals and intellectual pursuits …   Wiktionary

  • anti-intellectualism — an·ti in·tel·lec·tu·al·ism …   English syllables

  • Anti-intellectualism in American Life — Infobox Book name = Anti intellectualism in American life title orig = translator = image caption = author = Richard Hofstadter illustrator = cover artist = country = language = series = subject = Intellectualism genre = publisher = Knopf pub… …   Wikipedia

  • Intellectualism — is any of a number of views regarding the use or development of the intellect or the practice of being an intellectual. [cite web url = r=67 title = (Definition)] In non specialized contexts, the …   Wikipedia

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