anti-Semitism

noun

an·​ti-Sem·​i·​tism
ˌan-tē-ˈse-mə-ˌti-zəm,
ˌan-ˌtī- How to pronounce anti-Semitism (audio)
variants or less commonly antisemitism
: hostility toward or discrimination against Jews as a religious, ethnic, or racial group

Examples of anti-Semitism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Blacklist had a lot more to do with anti-Semitism than anti-Communism. Gary Baum, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 May 2024 Her peers, including former Harvard president Claudine Gay and former University of Pennsylvania president Elizabeth Magill, lost their jobs after testifying before Congress about anti-Semitism on their campuses late last year. Emma Hinchliffe, Fortune, 6 May 2024 Drowned out by hysterical concerns about campus safety and anti-Semitism—terms that the mainstream media is largely (and irresponsibly) allowing the opposition to the movement to define—are the protesters’ voices and specific demands. Longreads, 3 May 2024 Bell warned of the danger of causing German economic degradation and saw the rise of anti-Semitism on the German right, preceding the formation of the Nazi Party. Jason Bell, Foreign Affairs, 23 Apr. 2024 You have been outspoken against the rising and troubling anti-Semitism in this country. CBS News, 21 Apr. 2024 Today the Senate has killed impeachment articles against the Homeland Security Secretary, plus Biden calls for tariff hikes on steel from China, and Columbia University's president testifies about anti-Semitism on campus. Taylor Wilson, USA TODAY, 18 Apr. 2024 The issue of Israel is particularly sensitive, because Labour was until very recently embroiled in an anti-Semitism scandal under previous leader Jeremy Corbyn. Luke McGee, CNN, 1 Mar. 2024 Roth touched on Gaza, describing in graphic detail the attacks on Israel by Hamas on Oct. 7 and the rise in anti-Semitism worldwide in the wake of the conflict. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-Semitism was in 1880

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“Anti-Semitism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-Semitism. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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