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an opponent of imperialism.


opposed to imperialism.

Origin of anti-imperialist

First recorded in 1895–1900
Related formsan·ti-im·pe·ri·al·ism, nounan·ti-im·pe·ri·al·is·tic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for anti-imperialist

Contemporary Examples of anti-imperialist

Historical Examples of anti-imperialist

  • He was opposed by Aristides, who was a very just man, and an anti-imperialist and "mugwump."

    The Ifs of History

    Joseph Edgar Chamberlin

  • The differences between the Imperialist and the Anti-imperialist do not enter into the discussion at all.

    The Great Illusion

    Norman Angell

  • This ought to be read before all the tomfool peace societies and anti-imperialist societies of the present-day.

    Letters to His Children

    Theodore Roosevelt

British Dictionary definitions for anti-imperialist



opposed to imperialismanti-imperialist movements


a person who is opposed to imperialism
Derived Formsanti-imperialism, noun
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Word Origin and History for anti-imperialist

1898, American English, in debates about the Spanish-American War, from anti- + imperialist. Related: Anti-imperialism.

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