ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-terrorist (audio)
variants or less commonly antiterrorist
: acting against, opposing, or combating terrorists : anti-terrorism
anti-terrorist operations/tactics

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Kneedler, arguing that Twitter should not be found liable under the anti-terrorist law in this case, said that in that scenario, the bank could be sued under the law. Brian Fung, CNN, 22 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-terrorist was in 1949

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Cite this Entry

“Anti-terrorist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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