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Characteristic of an anti-intellectual person.
- ‘The anti-intellectual vulgarity does contribute to dumbing down.’
- ‘I wonder if some resentment the anti-intellectual crowd feels towards intellectuals is rooted in academia.’
- ‘Why do liberals always accuse those who disagree with them of being stupid and anti-intellectual.’
- ‘There is an anti-intellectual movement in the USA.’
- ‘I was very much taken aback by his anti-intellectual comments on the Irish language.’
- ‘One realization that was particularly important for me was that faith in Christ is not anti-intellectual.’
- ‘If anything the anti-intellectual standpoint tends towards stasis, keeping things as they are and not trying too hard to change things.’
- ‘Male culture has just become totally anti-intellectual.’
- ‘I'm afraid my piece has reinforced a widespread, and in my opinion, wrongheaded anti-intellectual strain in design.’
- ‘Except in its most populist forms, conservative Christianity had rarely been as anti-intellectual as its liberal and moderate critics had claimed.’
- ‘A second-rate novelist and a furtively fabricating social commentator, he was homophobic, anti-feminist, unsociable, anti-intellectual, authoritarian and latently violent.’
- ‘Those who object to their work find themselves castigated as anti-intellectual prudes.’
- ‘He had a profound anti-intellectual attitude to medical elitism.’
- ‘No theologian, he was at times anti-intellectual: 'do not argue, but pray,' he advised his officers.’
- ‘I always considered myself militantly anti-intellectual.’
- ‘Towards the end of his life, he became increasingly paranoid, anti-intellectual, and anti-Semitic.’
- ‘To call that message "anti-intellectual" would be a comic understatement.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘There's a directness, an anti-intellectual quality to my art.’
- ‘His novels are anti-intellectual; they strive for an almost mystical epiphany that is experienced rather than understood.’
A person who scorns intellectuals and their views and methods.
lowbrow, materialist, bourgeoisView synonyms
- ‘Though we tease a bit, please don't mistake us for anti-intellectuals!’
- ‘I think I might be an anti-intellectual.’
- ‘The alternative is to make intellectual life increasingly irrelevant to human affairs, to turn intellectuals into hypocrites, and to turn everyone else into anti-intellectuals.’
- ‘Many modern directors feel obliged to pose as anti-intellectuals, adopting a facade of stupidity they are unable to carry off with any conviction.’
- ‘The festival will have something to tickle the interest of all but the staunchest anti-intellectuals.’
- ‘Our profession is too frequently slandered by pundits, tinkered with by politicians, and devalued by anti-intellectuals.’
- ‘Odd as it may seem, the education sector is filled with out-and-proud anti-intellectuals.’
- ‘It's easy for anti-intellectuals to make fun of poetry.’
- ‘Maybe I'm an anti-intellectual or just plain stupid.’
- ‘Anti-intellectuals often are distrustful of science and hostile to its practitioners.’
- ‘Indeed, the term "ivory tower" is generally used by anti-intellectuals to denigrate and marginalize the achievements of the academic world.’
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