anti-church

adjective

an·​ti-church
ˌan-tē-ˈchərch,
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-church (audio)
: opposed to or hostile toward the Christian church
Since the fall of communism here … the church has succeeded in turning back four decades of anti-church law.Mary Battiata

Examples of anti-church in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As workers clashed with police forces, bakers gave cheeky, anti-police and anti-church names to some of the pastries that are still enjoyed in Argentina to this day. Shelly Tan, Washington Post, 21 Sep. 2023 The Cowboy State Daily reports: Todd Christensen, a bishop of a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ward in Cody, said the message clearly is anti-church, not about building codes. The Salt Lake Tribune, 8 Aug. 2023 Instead, conflicts among believers may be contributing to anti-church violence, Campbell said. Joy Ashford, Dallas News, 4 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1810, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-church was in 1810

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“Anti-church.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-church. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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