noun, plural an·tis.
Origin of anti
Origin of anti-
Examples from the Web for anti
Regarding Muslims, we have clearly seen in recent times an uptick in anti—Muslim bigotry.
Each successful hit contributes to a virtual “anti dowry fund.”
In a gush of pro-America, anti–Soviet Union glory, the fourth installment in the Rocky saga pulls out all the stops.13 Most Patriotic Movies Ever: ‘Act of Valor,’ ‘Top Gun’ & More (VIDEO)|Melissa Leon|July 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Leland Yee is the anti Willie Brown,” said one long-time local political operative.
And yet, a man who is fine tuned to the vaguest whiff of anti Jewish sentiment blithely slurs Pakistanis, Chinese and women.No Denial From Bret Stephens Re. Yeshiva University Panel Slurs|Lisa Goldman|October 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Miss Elder, too modestly feminine, too68 inherently conservative even to be an outspoken "Anti," fairly blushed at the idea.The Crux|Charlotte Perkins Gilman
They got David to bed again, anti Sampson told Mrs. Dodd there was no danger now from the malady, but only from the remedies.Hard Cash|Charles Reade
The camp was right in the middle of the ring of big German anti aircraft guns that circled Nuremburg.The Biography of a Rabbit|Roy Benson
"It's not as silly as you think," said Anti, watching from the surface of the tank.
It was still harder to replace them, though there was no gravity and Anti was held to the hull by magneslippers.
Word Origin for anti-
as a stand-alone word, attested from 1788, originally in reference to the anti-federalists in U.S. politics (in the 1830s, of the Anti-Masonic party); as an adjective, from 1857. From anti- in various usages.
word-forming element meaning "against, opposed to, opposite of, instead," from Old French anti- and directly from Latin anti-, from Greek anti "against, opposite, instead of," also used as a prefix, from PIE *anti "against," also "in front of" (see ante). It appears in some words in Middle English but was not commonly used in word formations until modern times.