anti-state

adjective
an·​ti-state | \ ˌan-tē-ˈstāt, ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-state (audio) \
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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“Anti-state.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antistate. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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