anti-Western

adjective
an·​ti-West·​ern | \ ˌan-tē-ˈwe-stərn How to pronounce anti-Western (audio) , ˌan-tī- \
variants: or less commonly anti-West \ ˌan-​tē-​ˈwest How to pronounce anti-Western (audio) , ˌan-​tī-​ \

Definition of anti-Western

: opposed to or hostile toward Western countries anti-Western terrorists anti-Western sentiment … triggered an outpouring of anti-Western and anti-American feeling in Africa and at the United Nations.— Jennifer Seymour Whitaker … at moments during the film, I felt I was back there again, amid the anti-West slogans; the massive anti-American demonstrations in front of the U.S. embassy.— Bernard Kalb

First Known Use of anti-Western

1933, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about anti-Western

Time Traveler for anti-Western

Time Traveler

The first known use of anti-Western was in 1933

See more words from the same year

Statistics for anti-Western

Cite this Entry

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

Style: MLA
MLA Chicago APA Merriam-Webster

Comments on anti-Western

What made you want to look up anti-Western? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

February 2021 Words of the Day Quiz

  • squirrel in winter
  • Which is a synonym of perdure?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!