- discrimination against or prejudice or hostility toward Jews.
Origin of anti-Semitism
Examples from the Web for anti-semitism
Is it anti-Semitism, or are less insidious cultural forces at work?Why Was Bess Myerson the First and Last Jewish Miss America?
January 7, 2015
While anti-Semitism in the United States is thankfully at all time lows, it was not always like this.Muslims & Jews Unite vs. Abercrombie & Fitch
December 16, 2014
We also saw the ugly face of Anti-Semitism rise again, primarily in Europe.Summer 2014 Was the Worst Ever
August 29, 2014
Flagrant anti-Semitism fell out of favor and was replaced by a closeted, unspoken bigotry.
While American nativism and anti-Semitism declined after World War II, so did the overt Jewishness of Superman.
Anti-Semitism would be simply ridiculous if it were not so terribly in earnest.Zionism and Anti-Semitism
Max Simon Nordau
Another of Chesterton's intellectual aberrations is his anti-Semitism.G. K. Chesterton, A Critical Study
They were also infected by the growing spirit of anti-Semitism.
Anti-Semitism and the American ideal can never be reconciled.The Jew and American Ideals
We shall discuss it fully in the chapter on the causes of Anti-Semitism.The Jewish State
Word Origin and History for anti-semitism
also antisemitism, 1881, from German Antisemitismus, first used by Wilhelm Marr (1819-1904) German radical, nationalist and race-agitator, who founded the Antisemiten-Liga in 1879; see anti- + Semite.
Not etymologically restricted to anti-Jewish theories, actions, or policies, but almost always used in this sense. Those who object to the inaccuracy of the term might try Hermann Adler's Judaeophobia (1882). Anti-Semitic (also antisemitic) and anti-Semite (also antisemite) also are from 1881, like anti-Semitism they appear first in English in an article in the "Athenaeum" of Sept. 31, in reference to German literature.