Luddite

Definition of Luddite

Lud´dite
n.1.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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adversary, antagonist, opponent, opposer, resister
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