againster

noun

against·​er əˈgen(t)-stər How to pronounce againster (audio)
-ˈgin(t)-,
-ˈgān(t)-
plural againsters
informal
: a person who frequently or habitually expresses opposition to the ideas or policies of others
Gerry Ford has always been an "againster." That was the duty of the Republican leadership in the House—never to propose, always to oppose.Thomas P. "Tip" O'Neill, quoted in The (Dubuque, Iowa) Telegraph Herald, 11 Jan. 1976

Word History

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of againster was in 1919

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“Againster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/againster. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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