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Antichrist

Syllabification: An·ti·christ
Pronunciation: /ˈantēˌkrīst, ˈantī-
 
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Definition of Antichrist in English:

noun

1 (usually the Antichrist) (In some Christian teachings) a personal opponent of Christ expected to appear before the end of the world: the battle between Christ and the Antichrist
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  • And when the Antichrist finally appears, even many former Christians will welcome him - because their hearts will be of a kindred spirit!
  • During this time, the Antichrist will appear, and say that he's God.
  • Just remember that our plans involve giant corporations, mass death via poisoning, supersoldiers, and Jesus Christ/the Antichrist.
1.1A person or force seen as opposing Christ or the Christian Church: St. Paul really did have to fear for his life at the hands of an Antichrist named Nero
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  • No, Paul was not an antichrist, of which there are many according to the scriptures.
  • He describes anyone who preaches a false Christian doctrine as an antichrist.
  • Judas Iscariot was considered for 20 centuries and by hundreds of millions of believers as an antichrist of the worst kind.
1.2A person or thing regarded as supremely evil or as a fundamental enemy or opponent: they regard feminists like me as the Antichrist
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  • These dudes seem the antithesis of the greed-is-good ethic which made Wall Street's Gordon Gekko the antichrist of 1980s' conspicuous wealth.
  • He describes himself as the Anti-Christ of Silicon Valley.
  • Hes the Antichrist of the Republican party.

Origin

Old English, via Old French or ecclesiastical Latin from Greek antikhristos, from anti 'against' + Khristos (see Christ).

Words that rhyme with Antichrist

Zeitgeist • poltergeist

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