Definition of Antichrist
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 —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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