Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A Semitic word or idiom.
  • noun Semitic traits, attributes, or customs.
  • noun A policy or predisposition in favor of Jews.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A Semitic word or idiom.
  • noun Semitic ways, life, thought, etc.; especially, the religious doctrines and principles or practices of the Jewish people. Also Shemitism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A Semitic idiom; a word of Semitic origin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable The religion, culture and customs of the Jewish people
  • noun A word or idiom of the Jewish vocabulary

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Semite +‎ -ism

Examples

  • How long will this farce continue -- a parliamentary "investigation" committee whose conclusions were obviously written before their hearings ever began, whose handpicked witness list has been almost exclusively one-sided, and whose chair now states that universities that have found little to complain about as far as anti-Semitism is concerned must be "downplaying" it, while others are being "frank?"

    Archive 2009-12-01

  • OTTAWA – Anti-Semitism is creeping from the shadows into the mainstream and even onto university campuses, a parliamentary committee heard Monday.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • But all that was to make the point that anti-Semitism is a real and pulsating presence in Quebec, with the implicit suggestion that government intervention, including the regulation of discussion about the Middle East, is necessary.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • As I've mentioned before, the new "anti-Semitism," as opposed to the so-called "new anti-Semitism," is a label too often used by elements of the Right to silence opponents of Israeli state policy.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • We recognize that anti-Semitism is a reality in Canada as elsewhere, and we are fully committed to resisting any act of hatred against Jews.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • But equally, when anti-Semitism is everywhere, it is nowhere.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Anti-Semitism is still prevalent in much of the world.

    Katherine Marshall: Judaism and Global Justice: A Conversation with Ruth Messinger

  • Nevertheless, anti-Semitism is not the main tenet of Hamas ideology.

    Matthew Yglesias » Why They Fight

  • Anti-Semitism is still prevalent in much of the world.

    Katherine Marshall: Judaism and Global Justice: A Conversation with Ruth Messinger

  • But in any case, the definition of anti-Semitism is precisely what's at issue here.

    Archive 2009-11-01

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