anti-separatist

adjective

an·​ti-sep·​a·​rat·​ist
ˌan-tē-ˈse-p(ə-)rə-tist,
-ˈse-pə-ˌrā-,
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-separatist (audio)
variants or less commonly antiseparatist
: opposing or hostile toward separatism
Probably the most effective argument used by antiseparatist forces has been economic: Quebec can prosper within Canada, but risks economic disaster by going on its own.Paul Thagard
anti-separatist noun
or less commonly antiseparatist
The future of the United Kingdom is much more important than petty party squabbles and saving the Union in 2014 should be the number one priority for all anti-separatists this year. Alan Cochrane

Examples of anti-separatist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 1984, an anti-separatist campaign culminated in Operation Blue Star, an Indian army assault against Sikh separatists holed up in the Golden Temple, the holiest site of Sikhism. Brady Knox, Washington Examiner, 18 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-separatist was in 1918

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“Anti-separatist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-separatist. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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