an·​ti-fem·​i·​nist ˌan-tē-ˈfe-mə-nist How to pronounce anti-feminist (audio)
: opposed to feminism
… the obviously anti-feminist bias of these cultural and literary practices.Kirk Combe
anti-feminism noun
The current of anti-feminism which developed in the newer religious orders … Margaret W. Labarge
anti-feminist noun
… a publicly abusive faction of men's right advocates and anti-feminists Grant Barrett

Examples of anti-feminist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even the secular intelligentsia banded with the ayatollah, dismissing the protests and the blatant anti-Semitic and anti-feminist character of the new leadership as a few minor quirks upon which the great revolution could not afford to dwell. Roya Hakakian, The Atlantic, 22 Nov. 2023 But in Korea, a country where gender disparity and anti-feminist backlash are prevalent, the film’s focus — albeit uplifting — on female empowerment may have sparked discomfort and even fatigue. Soo-Mee Park, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Sep. 2019 Some might still see Barbie as anti-feminist, or anti-male, and the movie as little more than a major corporate effort to boost the doll’s sales. Danielle Wiener-Bronner, CNN, 29 July 2023 That leaves Vox — an ultranationalist, anti-immigration and anti-feminist group — the likely kingmaker. Patrick Smith, NBC News, 22 July 2023 Critics say the anti-feminist movement in the country has gained steam in recent years, particularly under President Yoon Suk Yeol, who in October announced his intention to abolish the country’s Ministry of Gender Equality and Family. Kimmy Yam, NBC News, 25 Feb. 2023 That could read anti-feminist, anti-mom, even anti-trauma. Darren Franich,, 16 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anti-feminist was in 1900

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“Anti-feminist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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