anti-colonial

adjective

an·​ti-co·​lo·​nial
ˌan-tē-kə-ˈlō-nē-əl,
-nyəl,
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-colonial (audio)
variants or less commonly anticolonial
: opposed to colonial rule of one country by another : opposing or resisting colonialism
anti-colonial movements
anti-colonialism
ˌan-tē-kə-ˈlō-nē-ə-ˌli-zəm
-nyə-ˌli-
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-colonial (audio)
adjective
or less commonly anticolonialism
supporters of anti-colonialism

Word History

First Known Use

1810, in the meaning defined above

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

Dictionary Entries Near anti-colonial

Cite this Entry

“Anti-colonial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-colonial. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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


Challenging Words You Should Know

  • hedgehog reading a book
  • Often used to describe “the march of time,” what does inexorable mean?
Name That Thing

You know what it looks like… but what is it called?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Solve today's spelling word game by finding as many words as you can with using just 7 letters. Longer words score more points.

Can you make 12 words with 7 letters?

PLAY