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antiestablishment

an·ti·es·tab·lish·ment
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [an-tee-i-stab-lish-muh nt, an-tahy-]
    • /ˌæn ti ɪˈstæb lɪʃ mənt, ˌæn taɪ-/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [an-tee-i-stab-lish-muh nt, an-tahy-]
    • /ˌæn ti ɪˈstæb lɪʃ mənt, ˌæn taɪ-/

Definitions of antiestablishment word

  • adjective antiestablishment opposed to or working against the existing power structure or mores, as of society or government: Antiestablishment candidates promised to disband the army, Congress, and the cabinet if elected. 1
  • noun antiestablishment Against the establishment or established authority. 1
  • adjective antiestablishment (sociology) Opposed to the political or cultural establishment. 0

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Origin of antiestablishment

First appearance:

before 1955
One of the 4% newest English words
First recorded in 1955-60; anti- + establishment

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Parts of speech for Antiestablishment

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

antiestablishment popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 50% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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