[ an-tee-fed-er-uh-list, -fed-ruh-, an-tahy- ]
/ ˌæn tiˈfɛd ər ə lɪst, -ˈfɛd rə-, ˌæn taɪ- /
U.S. History. a member or supporter of the Antifederal party.
(lowercase) an opponent of federalism.
Related formsAn·ti·fed·er·al·ism, noun
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After this the Antifederalist forces were confused and easily routed.The Critical Period of American History|John Fiske
British Dictionary definitions for antifederalist
/ (ˌæntɪˈfɛdərəlɪst, -ˈfɛdrə-) /
US history a person who opposed the ratification of the Constitution in 1789 and thereafter allied with Thomas Jefferson's Antifederal Party, which opposed extension of the powers of the federal Government
(often not capital) any person who opposes federalism
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