[yoo r-uh-pee-uh n, yur-]
of or relating to Europe or its inhabitants.
native to or derived from Europe: traditional European customs; European languages.
a native or inhabitant of Europe.
a person of European descent.
(in East Africa and Asia) a white person; Caucasian.
Origin of European
1595–1605;Related formsEu·ro·pe·an·ly, adverban·ti-Eu·ro·pe·an, adjective, nounin·ter-Eu·ro·pe·an, adjectivenon-Eu·ro·pe·an, adjective, nounpro-Eu·ro·pe·an, adjective, nounpseu·do-Eu·ro·pe·an, adjective, nounun-Eu·ro·pe·an, adjective
< Latin Eurōpae(us)
) + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for anti-european
opposed to the European Union or to political union of the countries of Europe
Derived Formsanti-Europeanism, noun
a person who is opposed to the European Union or to political union of the countries of Europe
of or relating to Europe or its inhabitants
native to or derived from Europe
Derived FormsEuropeanism, noun
a native or inhabitant of Europe
a person of European descent
a supporter of the European Union or of political union of the countries of Europe or a part of it
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Word Origin and History for anti-european
c.1600, from French Européen, from Latin Europaeus, from Greek Europaios "European," from Europe (see Europe).
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