an·​ti-Is·​lam·​ic ˌan-ˌtī-i-ˈslä-mik How to pronounce anti-Islamic (audio)
ˌan-tē- +
: characterized by or expressing opposition to or hostility toward Islam or Islamic people : anti-muslim
A majority of Turks felt the major Western countries—the USA, the UK, Germany, France and Russia—were anti-Islamic.Riaz Hassan, Inside Muslim Minds, 2008

Word History


anti- entry 1 + islamic

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-Islamic was in 1848

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“Anti-Islamic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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