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-West (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

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“Anti-Western.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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