- a person who is opposed to a particular practice, party, policy, action, etc.
Origin of anti
- a prefix meaning “against,” “opposite of,” “antiparticle of,” used in the formation of compound words (anticline); used freely in combination with elements of any origin (antibody; antifreeze; antiknock; antilepton).
Origin of anti-
Examples from the Web for anti
Regarding Muslims, we have clearly seen in recent times an uptick in anti—Muslim bigotry.Muslims & Jews Unite vs. Abercrombie & Fitch
December 16, 2014
Each successful hit contributes to a virtual “anti dowry fund.”The Despicable Persistence of the Dowry in India
August 4, 2014
In a gush of pro-America, anti–Soviet Union glory, the fourth installment in the Rocky saga pulls out all the stops.13 Most Patriotic Movies Ever: ‘Act of Valor,’ ‘Top Gun’ & More (VIDEO)
July 4, 2014
“Leland Yee is the anti Willie Brown,” said one long-time local political operative.The Gun-Running Senator Leland Yee
April 2, 2014
And yet, a man who is fine tuned to the vaguest whiff of anti Jewish sentiment blithely slurs Pakistanis, Chinese and women.No Denial From Bret Stephens Re. Yeshiva University Panel Slurs
October 29, 2013
Before the day is over we'll know which of our anti and neobiotics they like the least.
None of our anti or neobiotics or combinations of them have a positive effect.
I do hope she won't have a bad time with that Anti husband of hers!Rebel women
Anti is the only one of us who has a chance of doing the job and surviving.
Anti listened with him and waited until she could stand it no longer.
- opposed to a party, policy, attitude, etche won't join because he is rather anti
- an opponent of a party, policy, etc
- against; opposinganticlerical; antisocial
- opposite toanticlimax; antimere
- rival; falseantipope
- counteracting, inhibiting, or neutralizingantifreeze; antihistamine
- designating the antiparticle of the particle specifiedantineutron
Word Origin and History for anti
as a stand-alone word, attested from 1788, originally in reference to the anti-federalists in U.S. politics (in the 1830s, of the Anti-Masonic party); as an adjective, from 1857. From anti- in various usages.
word-forming element meaning "against, opposed to, opposite of, instead," from Old French anti- and directly from Latin anti-, from Greek anti "against, opposite, instead of," also used as a prefix, from PIE *anti "against," also "in front of" (see ante). It appears in some words in Middle English but was not commonly used in word formations until modern times.
- Opposing; against:antisocial.
- Counteracting; neutralizing:antibody.
- A prefix whose basic meaning is against. It is used to form adjectives that mean counteracting (such as antiseptic, preventing infection). It is also used to form nouns referring to substances that counteract other substances (such as antihistamine, a substance counteracting histamine), and nouns meaning something that displays opposite, reverse, or inverse characteristics of something else (such as anticyclone, a storm that circulates in the opposite direction from a cyclone). Before a vowel it becomes ant-, as in antacid.