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Meaning of LUDDITE

Pronunciation:  'ludIt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  one of the 19th century English workmen who destroyed labor-saving machinery that they thought would cause unemployment
  2. [n]  any opponent of technological progress
 

LUDDITE is a 7 letter word that starts with L.

 

 See Also: adversary, antagonist, opponent, opposer, resister, working man, working person, workman

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Lud"dite\, n.
One of a number of riotous persons in England, who for six
years (1811-17) tried to prevent the use of labor-saving
machinery by breaking it, burning factories, etc.; -- so
called from Ned Lud, a half-witted man who some years
previously had broken stocking frames. --J. & H. Smith. H.
Martineau.

 

 

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