anti-state

adjective an·ti-state \ ˌan-tē-ˈstāt , ˌan-tī- \
variants: or less commonly antistate

Definition of anti-state

: characterized by or expressing opposition to or hostility toward a state
  • [North Korea] is holding at least two Americans and one Canadian for alleged espionage, subversion and other anti-state activities.
  • —Associated Press

First Known Use of anti-state

1865

in the meaning defined above

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