an·​ti-Ger·​man ˌan-tē-ˈjər-mən How to pronounce anti-German (audio)
: opposed to or hostile toward German people, policies, or culture
anti-German sentiments
anti-German protests

Examples of anti-German in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pon travels to New York with a single VW and some spare parts, but anti-German sentiment remains strong, and the trip is a disaster. Alexander Stoklosa, Car and Driver, 31 Aug. 2023 Fanning anti-German sentiment offers a way for Law and Justice to deflect blame for the blocked and much-needed E.U. relief funds and to rally some of its hard-right voters in anticipation of this fall’s election, which is expected to be close. Elisabeth Zerofsky, New York Times, 4 Apr. 2023 Reading Sebald in a German context, and knowing his criticism as well as his fiction, yields a different picture: that of an incorrigible provocateur who never let the facts get in the way of a good anti-German polemic. Matthew Gavin Frank, Harper's Magazine, 21 Feb. 2022 Man Mountain always topped the bill himself, a perfect villain, fighting under his own name as well as that of Fred Volnick, Fred Volrich and, to play off anti-German sentiment following World War II, Ivan Popoff. Thallman, oregonlive, 26 Jan. 2023 This irritation with the Germans over defense issues has been useful to the Polish government in drumming up anti-German indignation domestically. Elisabeth Zerofsky, New York Times, 4 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-German was in 1846

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Cite this Entry

“Anti-German.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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