from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person who is opposed to something, such as a group, policy, proposal, or practice.
- adj. Opposed: "Douglas MacArthur had a coterie of worshipers, balanced off by an equal number . . . who were vehemently anti” ( Joseph C. Harsch).
- prep. Opposed to; against.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Describing a torsion angle between 90° and 180°
- n. A person opposed to a concept or principle.
- prep. A word used before a noun or noun phrase to indicate opposition to the concept expressed by the noun or noun phrase.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A prefix meaning against, opposite or opposed to, contrary, or in place of; -- used in composition in many English words. It is often shortened to ant-.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A prefix of Greek origin: originally only in compounds or derivatives taken from the Greek or formed of Greek elements, as in antipathy, antinomy, etc. (the earliest example in English being antichrist, which see), but now a familiar English formative, meaning primarily against, opposed to.
- n. One who is opposed to some proposed or undertaken course of action, policy, measure, movement, or enactment, as, for example, to imperialism.
- n. In chem., a prefix used to indicate that two groups or two atoms which might react with each other are so separated in space that they do not readily do this. It is contrasted with the prefix syn-. Thus in antibenzaldoxime, , the H and OH do not readily combine to form water, while in synbenzaldoxime, , such a combination takes place easily.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who is opposed (to an action or policy or practice etc.)
- adj. not in favor of (an action or proposal etc.)
MISCELLANEOUS WORDS. adobe _ado'ba_ algebra not _bra_ alien _alyen_, not _alien_ ameliorate _amelyorate_ antarctic _antarktik_ anti not _anti_ archangel _arkangel_ archbishop _arch_, not _ark_ arch fiend _arch_, not _ark_ architect _arkitect_ awkward _awkward_, not _ard_
You are entirely mistaken about both "Jewish propaganda," which is an insulting and racist term, not that I am surprised, and about the term anti-Semitism.
The term anti-Semitism was invented by Wilhlem Marr (as Barbara said) to denote hatred of Jews and is used exactly as he, the inventor, intended, so how could it have been hijacked?
When the label anti is applied to you, you think it unfair.
What I want to know, was the term anti-american a phrase Matthews made up or was he directly quoting her from a previous speech or interview?
Israel haters always complain that they get accused of being anti-Semitic, but you Carl have no qualms about flinging the label anti-Arab around even without any evidence.
I think the term anti-Semite should be metered out, lest the complaint become diluted.
The term anti-semite DOES NOT apply - by Linda Milazzo on Sunday, Nov 9, 2008 at 4: 04: 46 PM
It may seem like a minor point, but any attempt to dilute the term anti-Semitism by linking it to all the peoples of the Mideast, and not just the Jews, is an insidious form of, well, anti-Semitism.
The term anti-Semitism is a relic of the late nineteenth century, when the mania for dressing up ancient prejudices and hatreds with "scientific" phraseology reached its height.