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anti

noun an·ti \ ˈan-ˌtī , ˈan-tē \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of anti

plural antis
:one that is opposed
  • The group was divided into pros and antis.

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Origin and Etymology of anti

anti-


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anti

adjective

Definition of anti

:opposed
  • the anti group

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Origin and Etymology of anti

see anti-


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anti

preposition

Definition of anti

:opposed to :against
  • They were anti big corporations.

Examples of anti in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of anti

see anti-

anti Synonyms

Synonyms
against, agin [dialect], contra
Antonyms
for, pro
Related Words
athwart, contrary to; versus, with

anti-

prefix \ ˌan-ˌtī , ˌan-tē also ˌan-ti before consonsants \
variants: or ant- or anth-

Definition of anti-

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 a :opposing or hostile to in opinion, sympathy, or practice
  • anti-Semite
b :opposing in effect or activity
  • antacid
3 :serving to prevent, cure, or alleviate
  • antianxiety
4 :combating or defending against
  • antiaircraft
  • antimissile
5 :being or composed of antimatter
  • antiproton
  • antihydrogen

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 English Language Learners

anti

preposition

Definition of anti for English Language Learners

  • : opposed to (something or someone)


anti-

prefix

Definition of anti- for English Language Learners

  • : opposite to something

  • : against someone or something

  • : acting to prevent something


ANTI Defined for Kids

anti-

prefix \ ˈan-ti , ˈan-ˌtī \
variants: or ant- \ant\

Definition of anti- for Students

1 :opposite in kind, position, or action
  • anticyclone
2 :hostile toward
  • antisocial


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