anti-Semitic

adjective
an·​ti-Se·​mit·​ic | \ ˌan-tē-sə-ˈmi-tik, ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-Semitic (audio) also -ˈme- \

Definition of anti-Semitic

: 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

First Known Use of anti-Semitic

1854, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anti-Semitic

anti- + semitic, after German antisemitisch

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“Anti-Semitic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-Semitic. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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anti-Semitic

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English Language Learners Definition of anti-Semitic

: feeling or showing hatred of Jewish people

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