1. a person who is uninterested in intellectual pursuits
  1. smug and ignorant and indifferent or hostile to artistic and cultural values
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How To Use anti-intellectual In A Sentence

  • Fakes that fool scholars have been around as long as there have been scholars, and they have always created a good amount of anti-intellectual satisfaction.
  • With this anti-intellectual attitude, I ought to be mute every time I detect scientific ignorance in a movie's story or set design.
  • It's easy for anti-intellectuals to make fun of poetry.
  • It also claims that Scotland is developing an ‘anti-intellectual culture’ that discourages people from learning and devalues the importance of creativity and creative thinking.
  • Anti-intellectuals often are distrustful of science and hostile to its practitioners.
  • When a reviewer works as hard as Mr. Hayford has, in this case, to lecture the readers on postfeminism and "the anti-intellectual instincts" of the performers -- not to mention his Chicago Reader
  • However, beyond risibility, the "tea parties" are also an occasion for something more substantive; namely, a chance to test the resolve of America's 21st Century anti-intellectual movement. Stuart Whatley: Teabagging: Redux Anti-Intellectualism
  • Prescriptivism in the strange fiction genres is ideally situated to act as carrier of anti-intellectualism and classism, with advocates of more commercial fiction decreeing complex works “improper” and advocates of more complex fiction decreeing commercial works “improper”, each opponent of “elitist wank” or “populist trash” ironically engendering a counter-response that abjects them as a “pleb” or a “snob”. There's No Prescribing Prescriptivism
  • I'm afraid my piece has reinforced a widespread, and in my opinion, wrongheaded anti-intellectual strain in design.
  • Anti-intellectualism is a hideous canker in our society, but it feeds on needless pretension and superiority.
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