an·​ti-Cath·​o·​lic ˌan-tē-ˈkath-lik How to pronounce anti-Catholic (audio)
: opposed to or hostile toward the Catholic church
anti-Catholic sentiment
anti-Catholicism noun
Bowker speculates that Orwell's "Catholic education" may have been the source of the notorious anti-Catholicism of his later writings, … Stefan Collini

Examples of anti-Catholic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Given the anti-Jewish, anti-Catholic fervor in today’s politics, Kidnapped/Rapito ought to be the year’s most controversial movie. Armond White, National Review, 31 May 2024 In fact, early in his political career, Lincoln’s Whig Party was home to a vocal nativist, anti-Catholic faction. Barbara Spindel, The Christian Science Monitor, 15 Feb. 2024 Ever since Pearce published his mighty Tolkien: Man and Myth (Ignatius Press) in 1999, the divide between the pro-Catholic and anti-Catholic forces has grown. Bradley J. Birzer, National Review, 24 Dec. 2023 The reinvitation to a group that has been described as anti-Catholic and anti-Christian has prompted prominent Christians to urge a boycott of the team. Jeremiah Poff, Washington Examiner, 26 May 2023 Outside Cathedral of Hope, protestors from far-right and anti-LGBTQ groups called the Sisters blasphemous and anti-Catholic. Joy Ashford, Dallas News, 17 Sep. 2023 Progressives hardly had a monopoly on that dysfunction; Baker, a conservative presence on the council who is not seeking reelection this year, was often at the center of the body’s most dramatic moments, once accusing a colleague of anti-Catholic bias and comparing others’ behavior to pigs. Danny McDonald,, 13 Sep. 2023 Raised by Protestant parents who were anti-Catholic and anti-French, Mr. Spicer began his professional career as a political science professor before being drafted by two prime ministers into ombudsman’s jobs that more risk-averse Canadians might have rejected. Sam Roberts,, 1 Sep. 2023 Coyle was an outspoken opponent of the prevalent anti-Catholic bigotry in the South in the 1920s. Greg Garrison | , al, 11 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1665, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anti-Catholic was in 1665

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“Anti-Catholic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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