Definition of Antichrist in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈan(t)ēˌkrīst/ /ˈanˌtīˌkrīst/


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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  • The first two Antichrists in Nostradamus's prophecies have been identified as Napoleon Bonaparte and Adolf Hitler.
  • His is a mission of which an Antichrist of old would barely have dared to conceive.
  • 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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  • A shaken rival who experienced his business methods first-hand dubbed him the "Antichrist of finance".
  • The bank is the anti-Christ of free market capitalism.
  • Hes the Antichrist of the Republican party.


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

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Syllabification: An·ti·christ

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