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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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LudditeLud‧dite /ˈlʌdaɪt/ noun [countable]  PPGTsomeone who is opposed to using modern machines and methods syn technophobe
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LudditeThe author is not a Luddite.I suspected that deep down he was a Luddite who secretly preferred old-fashioned conventional fences.They are Luddites well over a century before the term was coined.The campaign says that unlike most recipients of the award, the professor took it badly, accusing organisers of being Luddites.There are an awful lot of Luddites out there with computer dyslexia, including Yours Truly.In 1811 the Luddites rioted and destroyed the textile machinery which they saw as a direct threat to their jobs.At very least, however, the Luddites presented the government with a problem of order of a magnitude hardly reached since.The machine-breaking resistance of the Luddites against these changes was only one sign of the growing class conflicts to come.
From Longman Business DictionaryLudditeLud‧dite /ˈlʌdaɪt/ noun [countable] disapproving someone who is strongly opposed to using modern machinery and methodsLuddites who insist on using traditional telephones
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