an·​ti-im·​pe·​ri·​al·​ism | \ ˌan-tē-im-ˈpir-ē-ə-ˌli-zəm , ˌan-tī-\

Definition of anti-imperialism

: opposition to or hostility toward imperialism … he campaigned on a platform of anti-imperialism and social democracy …— T. E. Vedney

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anti-imperialist \ ˌan-​tē-​im-​ˈpir-​ē-​ə-​list , ˌan-​tī-​ \ adjective
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

First Known Use of anti-imperialism

1861, in the meaning defined above

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