an·​ti-Chris·​tian ˌan-tē-ˈkris-chən How to pronounce anti-Christian (audio)
: opposed to or hostile toward Christianity
anti-Christian beliefs
an anti-Christian bias
ˌan-tē-ˌkris-chē-ˈa-nə-tē How to pronounce anti-Christian (audio)
… evidence not of anti-Semitism but of anti-religion in general and anti-Christianity in particular. Gertrude Himmelfarb

Examples of anti-Christian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hitler himself was anti-Christian and anti-clerical. Karla Adam, Washington Post, 13 Oct. 2023 Coston’s accusations against Del Rey are not the first time social media has been awash with false claims of anti-Christian beliefs. Jonah Valdez, Los Angeles Times, 10 Oct. 2023 The video, first captured by an Israeli hotline for anti-Christian assaults, shows ultra-Orthodox Jews spitting at the feet of foreign Christian worshipers in the Old City of Jerusalem. Julia Frankel The Associated Press, Arkansas Online, 5 Oct. 2023 There was never anything anti-Christian in my show. Vulture, 25 Aug. 2023 There was never anything in the Alice Cooper show that was satanic or anti-Christian. Thor Christensen, Dallas News, 21 Aug. 2023 One wishes that Bauman had considered whether his analysis could also help explain anti-Muslim violence in India and anti-Christian violence in other parts of the world. Andrew J. Nathan, Foreign Affairs, 8 Dec. 2020 The anti-Christian group last made national news when the Los Angeles Dodgers chose to honor them at the team's annual LGBTQ Pride celebration earlier in June. Anders Hagstrom, Fox News, 25 June 2023 In his later years, Robertson clashed with liberals with pronouncements blaming natural disasters on gay people and feminists, and calling Black Lives Matter demonstrators anti-Christian, according to The Associated Press. Harold Maass, The Week, 9 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1587, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-Christian was in 1587

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“Anti-Christian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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