anti-intellectual philistine
nonintellectual onintellectual adj. not intellectual. Opposite of {intellectual}. [Narrower terms: {anti-intellectual, philistine}; {lowbrow, uncultivated ] Also See {unscholarly}. [WordNet 1.5]

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