noun An·ti·christ \ˈan-tē-ˌkrīst, -ˌtī-\
variants: or less commonly






Definition of Antichrist

  1. 1 :  one who denies or opposes Christ; specifically :  a great antagonist expected to fill the world with wickedness but to be conquered forever by Christ at his second coming

  2. 2 —used in an exaggerated way to describe a person regarded as a powerful and malevolent adversary ; usually used with the <With time this contrast hardened into hacker iconography. Gates was the anti-Christ, a man whose corporate stranglehold on the software industry had left it awash in ugly products. — Robert Wright>

Origin and Etymology of antichrist

Middle English anticrist, from Old English & Late Latin; Old English antecrist, from Late Latin Antichristus, from Greek Antichristos, from anti- + Christos Christ

First Known Use: before 12th century

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