ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-Soviet (audio)
: opposing or hostile toward the Soviet Union or Soviet ideology
If the officer in charge of Britain's anti-Soviet plans was a Soviet agent himself, how could any anti-Soviet operation succeed?Phillip Knightley
Dozens of Stinger missiles, left over from the 1980s anti-Soviet resistance, are thought to remain hidden in Afghanistan and Pakistan.Ben Farmer
… the authorities in Beijing were even more staunchly anti-Soviet than most Americans.Arthur Waldron
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-Soviet (audio)
Their views have been characterized by a visceral anti-Sovietism, a commitment to achieving as much military edge over the Soviet Union as possible … Ken Booth

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Before that, Bialiatski was an advocate for democracy and Belarusian independence, organizing anti-Soviet protests in the 1980s. Daniel Victor And Andrew Higgins,, 3 Mar. 2023 While Putin was deep in the Soviet fold in the 1980s, Mr. Pavlovsky spent three years in internal exile in the sub-Arctic Komi Republic after conviction for anti-Soviet activities that included links to publications calling for political reforms. Brian Murphy, Washington Post, 28 Feb. 2023 Under the Soviet regime, secret police and other security officials had carefully monitored residents for criminal activity, including anti-Soviet sentiment, assembling files on individuals that could total hundreds of pages. Megan Buskey, The Atlantic, 21 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anti-Soviet was in 1918

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Cite this Entry

“Anti-Soviet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

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