ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-imperialism (audio)
: opposition to or hostility toward imperialism
… he campaigned on a platform of anti-imperialismT. E. Vedney
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Carnegie wasted no time making public his anti-imperialist sentiments. David Nasaw
anti-imperialist noun
He gravely damaged his reputation among pacifists and anti-imperialists by his attack on Egypt in 1882 … Geoffrey Wheatcrof

Examples of anti-imperialism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Islamist takeover of the U.S. embassy in Tehran in 1979 helped end leftist student activism in Iran as religious forces appropriated the mantle of anti-imperialism and the anti-American cause from the left. Mohammad Ayatollahi Tabaar, Foreign Affairs, 12 Oct. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anti-imperialism was in 1861

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“Anti-imperialism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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