luddite

  1. any opponent of technological progress
  2. one of the 19th century English workmen who destroyed labor-saving machinery that they thought would cause unemployment

Luddite

The Luddites were 19th-century English textile artisans who protested against newly developed labour-saving machinery from 1811 to 1817. The stocking frames, spinning frames and power looms introduced during the Industrial Revolution threatened to replace the artisans with less-skilled, low-wage labourers, leaving them without work. Although the o...
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Luddite

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

• (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.
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Luddite

noun one of the 19th century English workmen who destroyed laborsaving machinery that they thought would cause unemployment
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Luddite

Lud'dite noun 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....
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Luddite

A derogatory term for someone who opposes or disapproves of new technology and/or new methods of working, often because the changes threaten jobs. From the Luddite rioters of 1811-16, who in defence of labourers' jobs in early industrial Britain wrecked new manufacturing machinery. See Luddite in the words origins page.
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Luddite

member of the organized bands of 19th-century English handicraftsmen who rioted for the destruction of the textile machinery that was displacing ...
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Luddite

One of a group of people involved in machine-wrecking riots in northern England 1811-16. The organizer of the Luddites was referred to as General Ludd, but may not have existed. Many Luddites...
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Luddite

One of a group of people involved in machine-wrecking riots in northern England 1811–16. The organizer of the Luddites was referred to as General Ludd, but may not have existed. Many Luddites were hanged or transported to penal colonies, such as Australia. The movement, which began in Nottinghamshire and spread to Lancashire, Cheshire, Der...
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Luddite

The Luddites of the early 1800s were part of an anti-technological, anti-industrial grassroots movem
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