anti-intellectual anti-intellectual

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a person who is uninterested in intellectual pursuits
  2. (adj) smug and ignorant and indifferent or hostile to artistic and cultural values

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. True, he was merciless in describing the anti-intellectual streak that led many mainstream arbiters to put quotes around the term evangelical scholarship.
  2. George Bush is famously anti-intellectual.
  3. An anti-intellectual streak that lead many mainstream arbiters to put quotes around the term evangelical scholarship.

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    Conservatism, RIP? Please login to view the requested resource. Here’s a quote for you: Conservatism is “anti-intellectual, insensitive to questions of civil liberties, hostile to reforms, more concerned with using political processes for social protest than...
    on June 25, 2013     Source: The Harrisonburg Daily News-Record

Quotes

  1. "I considered quitting right then," Crowe said later. "There has historically been a very strong anti-intellectual bias in the Navy."
    on Oct 18, 2007 By: William Crowe Source: TIME

  2. "During the past four decades," Jacoby writes, "America's endemic anti-intellectual tendencies have been grievously exacerbated by a new species of semiconscious anti-rationalism, feeding on and fed by an ignorant popular culture of video...
    on Feb 9, 2008 By: Susan Jacoby Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. New York Times wine writer Eric Asimov called it "another anti-intellectual effort to take fancy-schmancy wine down a peg or two."
    on May 23, 2010 By: Isaac Asimov Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

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