ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-Semitic (audio)
 also  -ˈme-
: relating to or characterized by anti-Semitism : feeling or showing hostility toward or discrimination against Jews as a cultural, racial, or ethnic group
anti-Semitic statements/rhetoric
… his critics charge he is anti-Semitic and anti-black, allegations that he denies.James M. Perry

Examples of anti-Semitic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The man expressed discontent with the city’s October decision to shut down Zoom comments on video transmissions of city meetings, a move that followed months of anti-Semitic harassment, much of it directed at council member Kevin Wilk. Ethan Baron, The Mercury News, 21 Feb. 2024 In the same month, people wearing Nazi clothing put over 250 pieces of anti-Semitic material on cars at Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Kamal Morgan, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 15 Feb. 2024 Instantly, Heffernan said, trolls descended, barraging her with anti-Semitic and misogynistic messages. Sarah Blaskey, Miami Herald, 13 Feb. 2024 Despite the rapper being one of the most controversial people in the industry—in the world, perhaps—and someone who has been decried by countless people for his anti-Semitic views, his latest set is performing very well. Hugh McIntyre, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2024 Irving refused to get the COVID-19 vaccine — a decision that forced him to sit out most home games under a New York City mandate — and infamously tweeted a link to an anti-Semitic film. Dan Gelston, USA TODAY, 6 Feb. 2024 Carano was fired in February 2021 after the actress shared, then deleted, an anti-Semitic story on her Instagram. Germain Lussier / Gizmodo, Quartz, 8 Feb. 2024 Adidas has been grappling with a major Yeezy problem since October 2022, following its split with Kanye West over anti-Semitic remarks. Byprarthana Prakash, Fortune Europe, 1 Feb. 2024 In a neat trick, Eliot makes the case for Zionism both philo-Semitic and anti-Semitic at the same time. Judith Shulevitz, The Atlantic, 30 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History


anti- + semitic, after German antisemitisch

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-Semitic was in 1854

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Cite this Entry

“Anti-Semitic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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