an·​ti-Na·​zi ˌan-tē-ˈnät-sē How to pronounce anti-Nazi (audio)
: opposed to Nazis
anti-Nazi protesters
Then finally the country's strong anti-Nazi feelings crystallized in a vast, nationwide resistance effort.Scott Sullivan
anti-Nazi noun
… a civilized man, an anti-Nazi who knows that Germany is lost but who will put up with Hitler because the alternative, Himmler, would be worse. Newgate Callendar

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web For Holocaust and anti-Nazi scholars and organizations, the two sentiments were understandable — but concerning. Hillel Italie, ajc, 15 Mar. 2023 One of the White Rose group, Hans Scholl, was believed to have been executed not only for his anti-Nazi activity but because the Gestapo had discovered his gay relationships. Phil Davison, Washington Post, 12 Mar. 2023 Her father had fought in the French army against the Germans during World War I. After World War II commenced in September 1939, her father sided with the anti-Nazi resistance, and partisans used his farm as a hideout. Phil Davison, Washington Post, 22 Feb. 2023 Hans Scholl and his younger sister Sophie entered the atrium of the University of Munich with about 1,700 copies of their sixth anti-Nazi leaflet packed into a suitcase. Jud Newborn, Smithsonian Magazine, 17 Feb. 2023 Spies traveled by train from Canfranc en route to join the anti-Nazi French Resistance and to pass messages to Allied countries. Francesca Street, CNN, 16 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-Nazi was in 1930

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Cite this Entry

“Anti-Nazi.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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