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

Definition of anti-colonial

: opposed to colonial rule of one country by another : opposing or resisting colonialism anti-colonial movements

Other Words from anti-colonial

anti-colonialism \ ˌan-​tē-​kə-​ˈlō-​nē-​ə-​ˌli-​zəm , -​nyə-​ˌli-​ , ˌan-​tī-​ How to pronounce anti-colonial (audio) \ or less commonly anticolonialism adjective
supporters of anti-colonialism

First Known Use of anti-colonial

1810, in the meaning defined above

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“Anti-colonial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-colonial. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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