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noun an·ti \ˈan-ˌtī, ˈan-tē\

Definition of anti

plural

antis

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

Origin and Etymology of anti

anti-


First Known Use: 1788


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anti

adjective an·ti

Definition of anti

  1. :  opposed the anti group

Origin and Etymology of anti

see anti-


First Known Use: 1855


3

anti

preposition an·ti

Definition of anti

  1. :  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-


First Known Use: 1953


anti-

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

ant-

or

anth-

Definition of anti-

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

  2. 2a :  opposing or hostile to in opinion, sympathy, or practice anti-Semiteb :  opposing in effect or activity antacid

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

  4. 4 :  combating or defending against antiaircraft antimissile

  5. 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


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anti

preposition an·ti

Definition of anti for English Language Learners

  • : opposed to (something or someone)


anti-

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

Definition of anti- for English Language Learners

  • : opposite to something

  • : against someone or something

  • : acting to prevent something


ANTI- Defined for Kids

anti-

prefix an·ti \ˈan-ti, ˈan-ˌtī\
variants: or

ant-

\ant\

Definition of anti- for Students

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

  2. 2 :  hostile toward antisocial



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