verb (used with object)
Origin of church
Related formsan·ti·church, adjectivenon·church, nounpro·church, adjective
Examples from the Web for anti-church
Anti-church violence and local subterfuge reduced the collection considerably, but the relics have always been endangered.
Certainly the church is not right, he would argue, but certainly not the anti-church either.Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin|Robert Louis Stevenson
Misconceptions of long standing, anti-church sentiments, old grievances block the way.The Minister and the Boy|Allan Hoben
He began thinking, as he says, that "certainly the church was not right, but certainly not the anti-church either."The Meaning of Faith|Harry Emerson Fosdick
British Dictionary definitions for anti-church (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for anti-church (2 of 2)
Word Origin for church
Culture definitions for anti-church
A group of Christians (see also Christian); church is a biblical word for “assembly.” It can mean any of the following: (1) All Christians, living and dead. (See saints.) (2) All Christians living in the world. (3) One of the large divisions or denominations of Christianity, such as the Eastern Orthodox Church, Methodist Church, or Roman Catholic Church. (4) An individual congregation of Christians meeting in one building; also the building itself.
Idioms and Phrases with anti-church
see poor as a churchmouse.