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anti

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noun an·ti \ˈan-ˌtī, ˈan-tē\

Definition of anti

plural

antis

  1. :  one that is opposed



Origin and Etymology of anti

anti-


First Known Use: 1788


2

anti

adjective an·ti

Definition of anti

  1. :  opposed



1857

First Known Use of anti

1857


3

anti

preposition an·ti

Simple Definition of anti

  • : opposed to (something or someone)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of anti

  1. :  opposed to :  against

Examples of anti in a sentence

  1. <if you ask me, she's anti anything that sounds like the least bit of fun>



1953

First Known Use of anti

1953

Rhymes with anti

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anti-

prefix an·ti \ˌan-ˌtī, ˌan-tē also ˌan-ti before consonsants\

Simple Definition of anti-

  • : opposite to something

  • : against someone or something

  • : acting to prevent something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of anti-

  1. 1 a :  of the same kind but situated opposite, exerting energy in the opposite direction, or pursuing an opposite policy <anticlinal> b :  one that is opposite in kind to <anticlimax>

  2. 2 a :  opposing or hostile to in opinion, sympathy, or practice <anti-Semite> b :  opposing in effect or activity <antacid>

  3. 3 :  serving to prevent, cure, or alleviate <antianxiety>

  4. 4 :  combating or defending against <antiaircraft> <antimissile>

  1. antiacademic

  2. antiacne

  3. antiadministration

  4. antiaggression

  5. antiaging

  6. anti–AIDS

  7. antialcohol

  8. antialcoholism

  9. antialien

  10. antiallergenic

  11. antiallergy

  12. antianemia

  13. antiapartheid

  14. antiaphrodisiac

  15. anti–Arab

  16. antiaristocratic

  17. antiarmor

  18. antiarthritic

  19. antiarthritis

  20. anti–Asian

  21. antiassimilation

  22. antiasthma

  23. antiauthoritarian

  24. antiauthoritarianism

  25. antiauthority

  26. antiauxin

  27. antibacklash

  28. antibacterial

  29. antibias

  30. antibillboard

  31. anti–Bolshevik

  32. antiboss

  33. antibourgeois

  34. antiboycott

  35. anti–British

  36. antibug

  37. antibureaucratic

  38. antiburglar

  39. antiburglary

  40. anticaking

  41. anticapitalism

  42. anticapitalist

  43. anticarcinogen

  44. anticarcinogenic

  45. anticaries

  46. anti–Catholic

  47. anti–Catholicism

  48. anticellulite

  49. anticensorship

  50. anticholesterol

  51. anti–Christian

  52. anti–Christianity

  53. antichurch

  54. anticigarette

  55. anticity

  56. anticlassical

  57. anticling

  58. anticlotting

  59. anticold

  60. anticollision

  61. anticolonial

  62. anticolonialism

  63. anticolonialist

  64. anticommercial

  65. anticommercialism

  66. anticommunism

  67. anticommunist

  68. anticonglomerate

  69. anticonservation

  70. anticonservationist

  71. anticonsumer

  72. anticonventional

  73. anticorporate

  74. anticorrosion

  75. anticorrosive

  76. anticorruption

  77. anticounterfeiting

  78. anticrack

  79. anticreative

  80. anticrime

  81. anticruelty

  82. anticult

  83. anticultural

  84. antidandruff

  85. anti–Darwinian

  86. anti–Darwinism

  87. antidefamation

  88. antidepression

  89. antidesegregation

  90. antidesertification

  91. antidesiccant

  92. antidevelopment

  93. antidiabetic

  94. antidiarrheal

  95. antidilution

  96. antidiscrimination

  97. antidogmatic

  98. antidraft

  99. antieconomic

  100. antieducational

  101. antiegalitarian

  102. antielite

  103. antielitism

  104. antielitist

  105. antiemetic

  106. anti–English

  107. antientropic

  108. antienvironmental

  109. antiepilepsy

  110. antiepileptic

  111. antierotic

  112. antiessentialist

  113. antiestablishment

  114. antiestrogen

  115. antievolution

  116. antievolutionary

  117. antievolutionism

  118. antievolutionist

  119. antifamily

  120. antifascism

  121. antifascist

  122. antifashion

  123. antifashionable

  124. antifatigue

  125. antifemale

  126. antifeminine

  127. antifeminism

  128. antifeminist

  129. antifilibuster

  130. antiflu

  131. antifoam

  132. antifoaming

  133. antifogging

  134. antiforeign

  135. antiforeigner

  136. antiformalist

  137. antifraud

  138. anti–French

  139. antifriction

  140. antifur

  141. antigambling

  142. antigang

  143. antigay

  144. anti–German

  145. antiglare

  146. antiglobalization

  147. antigovernment

  148. antigrowth

  149. antiguerrilla

  150. antigun

  151. antiharassment

  152. antiherpes

  153. antihierarchical

  154. antihijacking

  155. antihistorical

  156. anti–HIV

  157. antihomosexual

  158. antihumanism

  159. antihumanist

  160. antihumanistic

  161. antihumanitarian

  162. antihunger

  163. antihunter

  164. antihunting

  165. antihysteric

  166. anti–icing

  167. anti–ideological

  168. anti–immigrant

  169. anti–immigration

  170. anti–imperialism

  171. anti–imperialist

  172. anti–incumbent

  173. anti–infective

  174. anti–inflammation

  175. anti–inflation

  176. anti–inflationary

  177. anti–institutional

  178. anti–integration

  179. anti–intrusion

  180. anti–Irish

  181. anti–Italian

  182. antijam

  183. antijamming

  184. anti–Japanese

  185. anti–Jewish

  186. anti–Judaism

  187. antikickback

  188. antiknock

  189. antilabor

  190. antileak

  191. antileprosy

  192. antiliberal

  193. antiliberalism

  194. antilibertarian

  195. antiliterary

  196. antiliterate

  197. antilitter

  198. antilittering

  199. antilogical

  200. antilynching

  201. antimacho

  202. antimalaria

  203. antimale

  204. antiman

  205. antimanagement

  206. antimarijuana

  207. antimarket

  208. antimaterialism

  209. antimaterialist

  210. antimechanist

  211. antimerger

  212. antimetabolic

  213. antimetaphysical

  214. antimilitarism

  215. antimilitarist

  216. antimilitaristic

  217. antimilitary

  218. antimine

  219. antimiscegenation

  220. antimissile

  221. antimodern

  222. antimodernism

  223. antimodernist

  224. antimonarchical

  225. antimonarchist

  226. antimonopolist

  227. antimonopoly

  228. antimosquito

  229. antimusical

  230. antinarcotics

  231. antinarrative

  232. antinational

  233. antinationalist

  234. antinatural

  235. antinature

  236. antinausea

  237. anti–Nazi

  238. anti–Negro

  239. antinepotism

  240. antinoise

  241. antiobesity

  242. antiobscenity

  243. antiorganization

  244. antipapal

  245. antiparasitic

  246. antiparty

  247. antipesticide

  248. antipiracy

  249. antiplague

  250. antiplaque

  251. antiplatelet

  252. antipleasure

  253. antipoaching

  254. antipolice

  255. antipolitical

  256. antipolitics

  257. antipopular

  258. antiporn

  259. antipornographic

  260. antipornography

  261. antipot

  262. antipoverty

  263. antipredator

  264. antipress

  265. antiprofiteering

  266. antiprogressive

  267. antiprostitution

  268. antipruritic

  269. antirabies

  270. antirachitic

  271. antiracism

  272. antiracist

  273. antiracketeering

  274. antiradar

  275. antiradical

  276. antiradicalism

  277. antirape

  278. antirational

  279. antirationalism

  280. antirationalist

  281. antirationality

  282. antirealism

  283. antirealist

  284. antirecession

  285. antirecessionary

  286. antired

  287. antireductionism

  288. antireductionist

  289. antireflection

  290. antireflective

  291. antireform

  292. antiregulatory

  293. antireligion

  294. antireligious

  295. antirepublican

  296. antirevolutionary

  297. antiriot

  298. antiritualism

  299. antirock

  300. antiroll

  301. antiromantic

  302. antiromanticism

  303. antiroyalist

  304. anti–Russian

  305. antirust

  306. antisatellite

  307. antischizophrenia

  308. antischizophrenic

  309. antiscience

  310. antiscientific

  311. antisecrecy

  312. antisegregation

  313. antiseizure

  314. antisentimental

  315. antiseparatist

  316. antisex

  317. antisexist

  318. antisexual

  319. antisexuality

  320. antishark

  321. antiship

  322. antishock

  323. antishoplifting

  324. antiskid

  325. antislavery

  326. antisleep

  327. antislip

  328. antismog

  329. antismoke

  330. antismoker

  331. antismoking

  332. antismuggling

  333. antismut

  334. antisnob

  335. antisocialist

  336. antisodomy

  337. anti–Soviet

  338. anti–Sovietism

  339. antispam

  340. antispeculation

  341. antispeculative

  342. antispending

  343. anti–Stalinist

  344. antistate

  345. antistatist

  346. antistick

  347. antistress

  348. antistrike

  349. antistudent

  350. antisubmarine

  351. antisubsidy

  352. antisubversion

  353. antisubversive

  354. antisuicide

  355. antisyphilitic

  356. antitakeover

  357. antitank

  358. antitarnish

  359. antitax

  360. antitechnological

  361. antitechnology

  362. antiterrorism

  363. antiterrorist

  364. antitheft

  365. antitheoretical

  366. antitobacco

  367. antitotalitarian

  368. antitraditional

  369. antitubercular

  370. antituberculosis

  371. antituberculous

  372. antitumor

  373. antitumoral

  374. antityphoid

  375. antiulcer

  376. antiunemployment

  377. antiunion

  378. antiuniversity

  379. antiurban

  380. antiviolence

  381. antiviral

  382. antivirus

  383. antivivisection

  384. antivivisectionist

  385. antiwar

  386. antiwear

  387. antiwelfare

  388. anti–West

  389. anti–Western

  390. antiwhaling

  391. antiwoman

  392. antiwrinkle

  393. anti–Zionism

  394. anti–Zionist

Variants of anti-

or

ant-

or

anth-

Origin and Etymology of anti-

anti- from Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin, against, from Greek, from anti; ant- from Middle English, from Latin, against, from Greek, from anti; anth- from Latin, against, from Greek, from anti — more at ante-


ANTI- Defined for Kids

anti-

prefix an·ti \ˈan-ti, ˈan-ˌtī\

Definition of anti- for Students

  1. 1 :  opposite in kind, position, or action <anticyclone>

  2. 2 :  hostile toward <antisocial>



Variants of anti-

or

ant-

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