anti-communist

adjective

an·​ti-com·​mu·​nist
ˌan-tē-ˈkäm-yə-nist,
-yü-,
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-communist (audio)
variants or anti-Communist or anticommunist
: opposed to Communism
anti-communist leaders
an anti-Communist ideology
anti-communist noun
or anti-Communist or anticommunist
… they expressed their feelings with a directness that few anti-Communists could rival. Julius Gould
anti-communism noun
or anti-Communism or anticommunism
ˌan-tē-ˈkäm-yə-ˌni-zəm,
-yü-,
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-communist (audio)
Sometimes he is aroused to arms against those whose anti-Communism is merely less salient or monolithic than his own … Dennis H. Wrong

Examples of anti-communist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Manuel Rocha, the former U.S. ambassador arrested in Miami earlier this month accused of being a covert agent for Cuba, had a reputation for being a staunch anti-communist Republican. Nora Gámez Torres, Miami Herald, 14 Feb. 2024 Dariusz Stola began working with Poland’s anti-communist Solidarity movement in 1983. Vanessa Gera, The Christian Science Monitor, 13 Oct. 2023 His role in arranging the secret sale of weapons to Iran and the diversion of the proceeds to the anti-communist Contra rebels in Nicaragua put him in the spotlight. Jake Offenhartz, Fortune, 24 Jan. 2024 In general, the narrative before and through World War II is presented in color, whereas the physicist’s postwar conflicts — when anti-communist forces spearheaded by an aggrieved bureaucrat, Lewis Strauss (Robert Downey Jr.), stripped Oppenheimer of his security clearance — play in monochrome. Robert Strauss, Los Angeles Times, 2 Jan. 2024 On the other hand, pace Orson Welles, 1948 was also the dateline for John Huston’s The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Howard Hawks’s Red River, and, getting in just under the anti-communist gun, Abraham Polansky’s Force of Evil. Thomas Doherty, The Hollywood Reporter, 23 Dec. 2023 Conservatives have pushed anti-communist curriculums for a century. Dana Goldstein, New York Times, 30 Nov. 2023 Among the politicians who got their start in the anti-communist Solidarity movement was Jarosław Kaczyński of Law and Justice, Poland’s de facto leader. Vanessa Gera, The Christian Science Monitor, 13 Oct. 2023 Some, such as Henry Luce, the publisher of Time and Life, became ardent anti-communists. Clay Risen, BostonGlobe.com, 26 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-communist was in 1848

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“Anti-communist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-communist. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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