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antisemitic

or an·ti-Se·mit·ic

[ an-tee-suh-mit-ik, an-tahy‐ ]

adjective

  1. prejudiced or hostile toward Jews: Critics have cited the candidate’s antisemitic comments.

    They had come to reject the antisemitic views of their grandparents’ generation.

    Critics have cited the candidate’s antisemitic comments.



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Other Words From

  • an·ti·se·mit·i·cal·ly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of antisemitic1

First recorded in 1880–85; anti- ( def ) + Semitic ( def )

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Example Sentences

It was a bold thing for a man in his position to side with the Jews at a time when the antisemitic movement was at its height.

The adoption of this amendment was an expression of antisemitic prejudice.

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