anti-republican

adjective

an·​ti-re·​pub·​li·​can
ˌan-tē-ri-ˈpə-bli-kən,
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-republican (audio)
: opposing or hostile toward republicanism or republican forms of government
The obvious connexion between Germany's secret rearmament in 1923 and the growth of anti-republican forces is also documented …The Times Literary Supplement (London)

Examples of anti-republican in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The putsch took place in Bavaria, Germany’s most conservative region, where even moderate conservatives were anti-republican opponents of the Weimar government in Berlin. Mark William Jones, Foreign Affairs, 22 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1716, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anti-republican was in 1716

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“Anti-republican.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-republican. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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