anti-American

[ an-tee-uh-mer-i-kuh n, an-tahy- ]
/ ˌæn ti əˈmɛr ɪ kən, ˌæn taɪ- /
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adjective

opposed or hostile to the United States of America, its people, its principles, or its policies.

noun

an anti-American person.

Origin of anti-American

1765–75, Americanism, in sense “anticolonial”; anti- + American

Related formsan·ti-A·mer·i·can·ism, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for anti-american

anti-American

adjective

opposed to anything of or relating to the United States of America
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Word Origin and History for anti-american

Anti-American

adj.

also antiamerican, 1788 (n.), in reference to British parliamentary policies, from anti- + American. As an adjective by 1838. Related: Anti-Americanism "opposition to what is distinctly American," 1844.

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