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anti

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noun an·ti \ˈan-ˌtī, ˈan-tē\

Definition of anti

plural

antis

  1. :  one that is opposed <The group was divided into pros and antis.>

Origin and Etymology of anti

anti-


First Known Use: 1788


2

anti

adjective an·ti

Definition of anti

  1. :  opposed <the anti group>

Origin and Etymology of anti

see anti-


First Known Use: 1855


3

anti

preposition an·ti

Definition of anti

  1. :  opposed to :  against <They were anti big corporations.>

Examples of anti in a sentence

  1. <if you ask me, she's anti anything that sounds like the least bit of fun>

Origin and Etymology of anti

see anti-


First Known Use: 1953


anti-

prefix an·ti \ˌan-ˌtī, ˌan-tē also ˌan-ti before consonsants\

Definition of anti-

  1. 1a :  of the same kind but situated opposite, exerting energy in the opposite direction, or pursuing an opposite policy <anticlinal>b :  one that is opposite in kind to <anticlimax>

  2. 2a :  opposing or hostile to in opinion, sympathy, or practice <anti-Semite>b :  opposing in effect or activity <antacid>

  3. 3 :  serving to prevent, cure, or alleviate <antianxiety>

  4. 4 :  combating or defending against <antiaircraft> <antimissile>

  5. 5 :  being or composed of antimatter <antiproton> <antihydrogen>

  1. antiacademic

  2. antiacne

  3. antiadministration

  4. antiaggression

  5. antiaging

  6. anti–AIDS

  7. antialcohol

  8. antialcoholism

  9. antialien

  10. antiallergenic

  11. antiallergy

  12. antianemia

  13. antiapartheid

  14. antiaphrodisiac

  15. anti–Arab

  16. antiaristocratic

  17. antiarmor

  18. antiarthritic

  19. antiarthritis

  20. anti–Asian

  21. antiassimilation

  22. antiasthma

  23. antiauthoritarian

  24. antiauthoritarianism

  25. antiauthority

  26. antiauxin

  27. antibacklash

  28. antibacterial

  29. antibias

  30. antibillboard

  31. anti–Bolshevik

  32. antiboss

  33. antibourgeois

  34. antiboycott

  35. anti–British

  36. antibug

  37. antibureaucratic

  38. antiburglar

  39. antiburglary

  40. anticaking

  41. anticapitalism

  42. anticapitalist

  43. anticarcinogen

  44. anticarcinogenic

  45. anticaries

  46. anti–Catholic

  47. anti–Catholicism

  48. anticellulite

  49. anticensorship

  50. anticholesterol

  51. anti–Christian

  52. anti–Christianity

  53. antichurch

  54. anticigarette

  55. anticity

  56. anticlassical

  57. anticling

  58. anticlotting

  59. anticold

  60. anticollision

  61. anticolonial

  62. anticolonialism

  63. anticolonialist

  64. anticommercial

  65. anticommercialism

  66. anticommunism

  67. anticommunist

  68. anticonglomerate

  69. anticonservation

  70. anticonservationist

  71. anticonsumer

  72. anticonventional

  73. anticorporate

  74. anticorrosion

  75. anticorrosive

  76. anticorruption

  77. anticounterfeiting

  78. anticrack

  79. anticreative

  80. anticrime

  81. anticruelty

  82. anticult

  83. anticultural

  84. antidandruff

  85. anti–Darwinian

  86. anti–Darwinism

  87. antidefamation

  88. antidepression

  89. antidesegregation

  90. antidesertification

  91. antidesiccant

  92. antidevelopment

  93. antidiabetic

  94. antidiarrheal

  95. antidilution

  96. antidiscrimination

  97. antidogmatic

  98. antidraft

  99. antieconomic

  100. antieducational

  101. antiegalitarian

  102. antielite

  103. antielitism

  104. antielitist

  105. antiemetic

  106. anti–English

  107. antientropic

  108. antienvironmental

  109. antiepilepsy

  110. antiepileptic

  111. antierotic

  112. antiessentialist

  113. antiestablishment

  114. antiestrogen

  115. antievolution

  116. antievolutionary

  117. antievolutionism

  118. antievolutionist

  119. antifamily

  120. antifascism

  121. antifascist

  122. antifashion

  123. antifashionable

  124. antifatigue

  125. antifemale

  126. antifeminine

  127. antifeminism

  128. antifeminist

  129. antifilibuster

  130. antiflu

  131. antifoam

  132. antifoaming

  133. antiforeign

  134. antiforeigner

  135. antiformalist

  136. antifraud

  137. anti–French

  138. antifriction

  139. antifur

  140. antigambling

  141. antigang

  142. antigay

  143. anti–German

  144. antiglare

  145. antiglobalization

  146. antigovernment

  147. antigrowth

  148. antiguerrilla

  149. antigun

  150. antiharassment

  151. antiherpes

  152. antihierarchical

  153. antihijacking

  154. antihistorical

  155. anti–HIV

  156. antihomosexual

  157. antihumanism

  158. antihumanist

  159. antihumanistic

  160. antihumanitarian

  161. antihunger

  162. antihunter

  163. antihunting

  164. antihysteric

  165. anti–icing

  166. anti–ideological

  167. anti–immigrant

  168. anti–immigration

  169. anti–imperialism

  170. anti–imperialist

  171. anti–incumbent

  172. anti–infective

  173. anti–inflammation

  174. anti–inflation

  175. anti–inflationary

  176. anti–institutional

  177. anti–integration

  178. anti–intrusion

  179. anti–Irish

  180. anti–Italian

  181. antijam

  182. antijamming

  183. anti–Japanese

  184. anti–Jewish

  185. anti–Judaism

  186. antikickback

  187. antiknock

  188. antilabor

  189. antileak

  190. antileprosy

  191. antiliberal

  192. antiliberalism

  193. antilibertarian

  194. antiliterary

  195. antiliterate

  196. antilitter

  197. antilittering

  198. antilogical

  199. antilynching

  200. antimacho

  201. antimalaria

  202. antimale

  203. antiman

  204. antimanagement

  205. antimarijuana

  206. antimarket

  207. antimaterialism

  208. antimaterialist

  209. antimechanist

  210. antimerger

  211. antimetabolic

  212. antimetaphysical

  213. antimilitarism

  214. antimilitarist

  215. antimilitaristic

  216. antimilitary

  217. antimine

  218. antimiscegenation

  219. antimissile

  220. antimodern

  221. antimodernism

  222. antimodernist

  223. antimonarchical

  224. antimonarchist

  225. antimonopolist

  226. antimonopoly

  227. antimosquito

  228. antimusical

  229. antinarcotics

  230. antinarrative

  231. antinational

  232. antinationalist

  233. antinatural

  234. antinature

  235. antinausea

  236. anti–Nazi

  237. anti–Negro

  238. antinepotism

  239. antinoise

  240. antiobesity

  241. antiobscenity

  242. antiorganization

  243. antipapal

  244. antiparasitic

  245. antiparty

  246. antipesticide

  247. antipiracy

  248. antiplague

  249. antiplaque

  250. antiplatelet

  251. antipleasure

  252. antipoaching

  253. antipolice

  254. antipolitical

  255. antipolitics

  256. antipopular

  257. antiporn

  258. antipornographic

  259. antipornography

  260. antipot

  261. antipoverty

  262. antipredator

  263. antipress

  264. antiprofiteering

  265. antiprogressive

  266. antiprostitution

  267. antipruritic

  268. antirabies

  269. antirachitic

  270. antiracism

  271. antiracist

  272. antiracketeering

  273. antiradar

  274. antiradical

  275. antiradicalism

  276. antirape

  277. antirational

  278. antirationalism

  279. antirationalist

  280. antirationality

  281. antirealism

  282. antirealist

  283. antirecession

  284. antirecessionary

  285. antired

  286. antireductionism

  287. antireductionist

  288. antireflection

  289. antireflective

  290. antireform

  291. antiregulatory

  292. antireligion

  293. antireligious

  294. antirepublican

  295. antirevolutionary

  296. antiriot

  297. antiritualism

  298. antirock

  299. antiroll

  300. antiromantic

  301. antiromanticism

  302. antiroyalist

  303. anti–Russian

  304. antirust

  305. antisatellite

  306. antischizophrenia

  307. antischizophrenic

  308. antiscience

  309. antiscientific

  310. antisecrecy

  311. antisegregation

  312. antiseizure

  313. antisentimental

  314. antiseparatist

  315. antisex

  316. antisexist

  317. antisexual

  318. antisexuality

  319. antishark

  320. antiship

  321. antishock

  322. antishoplifting

  323. antiskid

  324. antislavery

  325. antisleep

  326. antislip

  327. antismog

  328. antismoke

  329. antismoker

  330. antismoking

  331. antismuggling

  332. antismut

  333. antisnob

  334. antisocialist

  335. antisodomy

  336. anti–Soviet

  337. anti–Sovietism

  338. antispam

  339. antispeculation

  340. antispeculative

  341. antispending

  342. anti–Stalinist

  343. antistate

  344. antistatist

  345. antistick

  346. antistress

  347. antistrike

  348. antistudent

  349. antisubmarine

  350. antisubsidy

  351. antisubversion

  352. antisubversive

  353. antisuicide

  354. antisyphilitic

  355. antitakeover

  356. antitank

  357. antitarnish

  358. antitax

  359. antitechnological

  360. antitechnology

  361. antiterrorism

  362. antiterrorist

  363. antitheft

  364. antitheoretical

  365. antitobacco

  366. antitotalitarian

  367. antitraditional

  368. antitubercular

  369. antituberculosis

  370. antituberculous

  371. antitumor

  372. antitumoral

  373. antityphoid

  374. antiulcer

  375. antiunemployment

  376. antiunion

  377. antiuniversity

  378. antiurban

  379. antiviolence

  380. antiviral

  381. antivirus

  382. antivivisection

  383. antivivisectionist

  384. antiwar

  385. antiwear

  386. antiwelfare

  387. anti–West

  388. anti–Western

  389. antiwhaling

  390. antiwoman

  391. antiwrinkle

  392. anti–Zionism

  393. anti–Zionist

Variants of anti-

or

ant-

or

anth-

Origin and Etymology of anti-

anti- from Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin, against, from Greek, from anti; ant- from Middle English, from Latin, against, from Greek, from anti; anth- from Latin, against, from Greek, from anti — more at ante-


ANTI Defined for English Language Learners


3

anti

preposition an·ti

Definition of anti for English Language Learners

  • : opposed to (something or someone)


anti-

prefix an·ti \ˌan-ˌtī, ˌan-tē also ˌan-ti before consonsants\

Definition of anti- for English Language Learners

  • : opposite to something

  • : against someone or something

  • : acting to prevent something


ANTI- Defined for Kids

anti-

prefix an·ti \ˈan-ti, ˈan-ˌtī\

Definition of anti- for Students

  1. 1 :  opposite in kind, position, or action <anticyclone>

  2. 2 :  hostile toward <antisocial>

Variants of anti-

or

ant-

\ant\


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