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Systematic philosophical and practical anti-intellectualism such as we are witnessing appears to be something truly novel in the history of human culture.
Johan Huizinga

Meaning of "anti-intellectualism" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM

anti-intellectualism  [ˌæntɪˌɪntɪˈlɛktʃʊəlɪzəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM

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Anti-Intellectualism is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

anti-intellectualism

Anti-intellectualism

Anti-intellectualism is hostility towards and mistrust of intellect, intellectuals, and intellectual pursuits, usually expressed as the derision of education, philosophy, literature, art, and science, as impractical and contemptible. Alternatively, self-described intellectuals who are alleged to fail to adhere to rigorous standards of scholarship may be described as anti-intellectuals although pseudo-intellectualism is a more commonly, and perhaps more accurately, used description for this phenomenon. In public discourse, anti-intellectuals are usually perceived and publicly present themselves as champions of the common folk—populists against political elitism and academic elitism—proposing that the educated are a social class detached from the everyday concerns of the majority, and that they dominate political discourse and higher education. Because "anti-intellectual" can be pejorative, defining specific cases of anti-intellectualism can be troublesome; one can object to specific facets of intellectualism or the application thereof without being dismissive of intellectual pursuits in general.

Definition of anti-intellectualism in the English dictionary

The definition of anti-intellectualism in the dictionary is a feeling of hostility and dislike towards intellectuals and intellectual activities.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM


anti-imperialism
ˌæntɪɪmˈpɪərɪəlɪzəm
anticlericalism
ˌæntɪˈklɛrɪkəlɪzəm
antiritualism
ˌæntɪˈrɪtjʊəlɪzəm
bicameralism
baɪˈkæmərəlɪzəm
bilingualism
baɪˈlɪŋɡwəlɪzəm
bisexualism
ˌbaɪˈsɛksjʊəlɪzəm
commensalism
kəˈmɛnsəlɪzəm
exceptionalism
ɪkˈsɛpʃənəlɪzəm
factionalism
ˈfækʃənəlɪzəm
factualism
ˈfæktʃʊəlɪzəm
herbalism
ˈhɜːbəlɪzəm
hyperrealism
ˌhaɪpəˈrɪəlɪzəm
intersexualism
ˌɪntəˈsɛkʃʊəlɪzəm
neorealism
ˌniːəʊˈriːəlɪzəm
pansexualism
pænˈsɛkʃʊəlɪzəm
parochialism
pəˈrəʊkɪəlɪzəm
perpetualism
pəˈpɛtʃʊəlɪzəm
triumphalism
traɪˈʌmfəlɪzəm
unilateralism
ˈjuːnɪˈlætərəlɪzəm
virtualism
ˈvɜːtʃʊəlɪzəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM

anti-globalisation
anti-globaliser
anti-globalization
anti-globalizer
anti-icer
anti-imperialism
anti-imperialist
anti-inflammatory
anti-inflation
anti-inflationary
anti-interference
Anti-Lebanon
anti-motion-sickness
anti-Nazi
anti-pill
anti-roll bar
anti-roman
anti-Semite
anti-Semitic
anti-Semitically

WORDS THAT END LIKE ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM

brutalism
capitalism
citizen journalism
colonialism
formalism
imperialism
individualism
journalism
liberalism
literalism
materialism
metabolism
minimalism
nationalism
Orientalism
photojournalism
professionalism
realism
socialism
surrealism
vandalism

Synonyms and antonyms of anti-intellectualism in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «anti-intellectualism» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM

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The translations of anti-intellectualism from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «anti-intellectualism» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

反智主义
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

anti- intelectualismo
570 millions of speakers

English

anti-intellectualism
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

विरोधी बौद्धिकता
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

المناهضة للفكر،
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

антиинтеллектуализм
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

anti- intelectualismo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিরোধী বুদ্ধিবৃত্তির
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

anti-intellectualisme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Anti-intelektualisme
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Anti-Intellektualismus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

反知性主義
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

안티 - 지성
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Anti-intelektualisme
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chống trí thức
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எதிர்ப்பு அறிவுஜீவித்தனம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बौद्धिक बुद्धीवाद
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Anti-entelektüalizm
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

anti- intellettualismo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

anty - intelektualizm
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

антиинтеллектуализм
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

anti - intelectualism
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αντι - διανοουμενισμός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

anti- intellektualisme
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

anti intellectualism
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

anti - intellektualisme
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of anti-intellectualism

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about anti-intellectualism

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QUOTES WITH «ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word anti-intellectualism.
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Johan Huizinga
Systematic philosophical and practical anti-intellectualism such as we are witnessing appears to be something truly novel in the history of human culture.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM»

Discover the use of anti-intellectualism in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to anti-intellectualism and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Anti-Intellectualism in American Life
Anti-Intellectualism in American Life was awarded the 1964 Pulitzer Prize in Non-Fiction.
Richard Hofstadter, 2012
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Anti-intellectualism in American media: magazines & higher ...
In this book, Dane S. Claussen argues that the news media have fed vocationalism and self-doubt in higher education, and anti-intellectualism throughout American culture.
Dane S. Claussen, 2004
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The Anti-Intellectual Presidency : The Decline of ...
I extract these justifications from interviews from the speechwriters reported in chapter 3, who may admittedly resist the notion that their rationales constitute justifications of anti-intellectualism. But this is exactly what the tyranny of small ...
Elvin T. Lim Assistant Professor of Government Wesleyan University, 2008
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Social Theory, Social Change and Social Work
Anti-intellectualism. and. the. peculiarities. of. British. social. work. education. Chris. Jones. This chapter seeks to shed some light on the peculiarities of British social-work education. I use the term 'peculiarities' deliberately because it is now  ...
Nigel Parton, 1996
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The Dynamic Individualism of William James
This claim goes beyond empiricism to anti-intellectualism. If intellectualism holds that percepts are secondary in importance to concepts, antiintellectualism, in opposing this view, can be described as having a weaker and a stronger form.
James O. Pawelski, 2012
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The Age of American Unreason
Sparing neither the right nor the left, Jacoby asserts that Americans today have embraced a universe of “junk thought” that makes almost no effort to separate fact from opinion. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Susan Jacoby, 2008
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Faith Possesses Understanding: A Suggestion for a New ...
PERIODICALLY in the history of philosophy there occurs the strange phenomenon of the upsurge of anti-intellectualism and a serious concern for developing trends which are anti-metaphysical and even anti-philosophical. The passion for ...
Jehangir Nasserwanji Chubb, 1983
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The Sociology of Philosophies: A Global Theory of ...
Ch'an, for all its surface anti-intellectualism, arose from a high level of intellectual reflexivity as well. The two reflexivities merged without difficulty because the level of vision was much the same. The Ch'an (Zen) Revolution Ch'an originally ...
Randall Collins, 2009
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Coming to Terms with Democracy: Federalist Intellectuals and ...
There was more than a hint of anti-intellectualism in the Great Awakening of 1740 , and for many, Thomas Jefferson's philosophical bent was more a political liability than an expression of presidential fitness. Nor has the intellectual's story in ...
Marshall Foletta, 2001
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Constructing Knowledges: The Politics of Theory-Building and ...
Anti-Intellectualism. and. the. Battle. Within. This attack on the "activity of theorizing," arguing that theorizing is an activity people engage in as a kind of clouded state of thinking that is not in touch with reality, has also found its way into rhetoric ...
Sidney I. Dobrin, 1997

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term anti-intellectualism is used in the context of the following news items.
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Smart-shaming and our Pinoy culture of anti-intellectualism
Or simply put: why does there seem to be a culture of anti-intellectualism in the Philippines? (But don't take my word for it! See here, here, and ... «GMA News, Jul 15»
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The GOP's pathetic crybaby agenda: Trump, Scalia and the whiny …
... on the left but would howl were anyone to imply that it helped spawn Dylann Roof — or that its anti-intellectualism led any young man to forgo ... «Salon, Jul 15»
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Ken Hare In Depth: Leaders who forged nation risked everything
The anti-intellectualism we too often see today was around, I'm sure, but few claimed it as a virtue. But it was not just their brains that would set ... «FOX6 WBRC - MyFoxAL.com, Jul 15»
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Self-hating Jews are not necessarily leftists
Israel-bashing leftists are the usual suspects for charges of Jewish self-hatred. But the anti-intellectualism of the Israeli right also resonates with ... «Haaretz, Jul 15»
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Arts: Anti- intellectualism the cause of our ills?
In his prize-winning 1964 book “Anti-Intellectualism in American History,” famed historian Richard Hofstadter said that in modern American ... «Waco Tribune-Herald, Jul 15»
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UCL has one rule for hate preachers and another for Tim Hunt by …
Anti-intellectualism holds sway, and language and truth are the victims. Something has gone very wrong within our universities. Notice that ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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The State of the American Mind: 16 Leading Critics on the New Anti
The Bookmonger with John J. Miller Ep. 29: The State of the American Mind: 16 Leading Critics on the New Anti-Intellectualism. Bookmonger. «Ricochet.com, Jun 15»
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TYBG: Lil B's Ascension From Internet Oddity To Rap Game Buddha
Is it dumb, ridiculous and adding to anti-intellectualism in Hip Hop? Hard to say when Lil B's also found himself giving hour long lectures at ... «HipHopDX, Jun 15»
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The Rising Anti-Intellectualism in China: Part I
Their sudden rise to fame epitomizes the rise of anti-intellectualism in China. Defined as hostility towards intellectuals and intellectual pursuits, ... «Council on Foreign Relations, Jun 15»
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The Real Issue Behind the SCOTUS Decision and Conservative …
They perceive themselves as holding to the TRUTH but we all know they have bought a lie, a deception, an anti-intellectualism which has ... «Patheos, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Anti-Intellectualism [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/anti-intellectualism>. Mar 2020 ».
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