Definitions for luddism

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word luddism


  1. Luddism(Noun)

    Opposition to the Industrial Revolution by textile workers fearing for their livelihoods.

  2. Luddism(Noun)

    Opposition to technological change.

  3. Origin: after Ned Ludd, a legendary example.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Luddism

    fanatical opposition to the introduction of machinery as it originally manifested itself among the hand-loom weavers of the Midlands.


Find a translation for the luddism definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these luddism definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"luddism." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 28 Jan. 2015. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for luddism?

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for luddism: