- a particular personage or power, variously identified or explained, who is conceived of as appearing in the world as the principal antagonist of Christ.
- (sometimes lowercase) an opponent of Christ; a person or power antagonistic to Christ.
- (often lowercase) a disbeliever in Christ.
- (often lowercase) a false Christ.
Origin of Antichrist
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- New Testament the antagonist of Christ, expected by early Christians to appear and reign over the world until overthrown at Christ's Second Coming
- (sometimes not capital) an enemy of Christ or Christianity
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Word Origin and History for antichrist
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