an·​ti-na·​tion·​al ˌan-tē-ˈna-sh(ə-)nəl How to pronounce anti-national (audio)
: opposed to or hostile toward a nation
anti-national slogans
Tens of thousands of people [in Kashmir] have been charged for anti-national activities.Fahad Shah

Examples of anti-national in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the same time, some Sikh supporters of Khalistan have made comments perceived as anti-national and threatening toward India and its government. Rhea Mogul, CNN, 6 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1759, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-national was in 1759

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“Anti-national.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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