anti-Semitism

noun
an·​ti-Sem·​i·​tism | \ ˌan-tē-ˈse-mə-ˌti-zəm, ˌan-ˌtī- How to pronounce anti-Semitism (audio) \
variants: or less commonly antisemitism

Definition of anti-Semitism

: hostility toward or discrimination against Jews as a religious, ethnic, or racial group

First Known Use of anti-Semitism

1880, in the meaning defined above

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“Anti-Semitism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-Semitism. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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anti-Semitism

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English Language Learners Definition of anti-Semitism

: hatred of Jewish people

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