an·​ti-war ˌan-tē-ˈwȯr How to pronounce anti-war (audio)
variants or antiwar
: opposed to war
anti-war demonstrations
antiwar activists

Examples of anti-war in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Chicago, parallels to the 1968 DNC are top of mind, including large numbers of anti-war protestors, Hendershot said. Hope Karnopp, Journal Sentinel, 20 May 2024 The anti-war encampment on Denver’s Auraria Campus is now empty after pro-Palestine protests first began 23 days ago. Megan Ulu-Lani Boyanton, The Denver Post, 18 May 2024 But four years later, the war had changed and the draft had been modified and much of the anti-war vote in New Hampshire was cast again in the Democratic primary instead of in McCloskey's. Ron Elving, NPR, 18 May 2024 The prior anti-war protests were supported by millions, students, citizens and veterans. Letters To The Editor, Orange County Register, 12 May 2024 Many of the anti-war students did not come from privilege, particularly those paying in-state tuition at public colleges like UW-Madison. TIME, 10 May 2024 National Students at some campus anti-war protests are reaching agreements with universities Some leaders at other schools are now looking to these as an example. Rachel Treisman, NPR, 7 May 2024 Throughout American history, social unrest, including mass anti-war protests, has impeded the traditional pomp and circumstance that marks the culmination of college for students and their families. Zachary Schermele, USA TODAY, 7 May 2024 The Ohio National Guard was sent in to quell intensifying anti-war protests and anti-Nixon sentiment at the Kent State campus on May 1, 1970. Kiara Alfonseca, ABC News, 6 May 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1812, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-war was in 1812

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“Anti-war.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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