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anti Syllabification: an·ti
Pronunciation: /ˈan(t)ē/

Definition of anti in English:


Opposed to; against: I’m anti the abuse of drink and the hassle that it causes
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  • In 2005, she stated publicly that she wouldn't ‘be seen dead there’ and has been anti any contact with that country.
  • But we're really anti the rock star thing.
  • You're not anti the pharmaceutical industry, are you?


[predicative] informal Back to top  
Opposed: neither side in the debate, whether anti or pro, has offered a particularly convincing case
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  • The prospect of war has roused strong passions, drawing politicians and public figures into pro and anti positions.
  • It's almost like the worst moments of the pro / anti debate replayed in microcosm.
  • The report was compiled by a wide spectrum of scientists from both pro and anti lobby groups and was chaired by the government's chief scientist.

noun (plural antis)

informal Back to top  
A person opposed to a particular policy, activity, or idea: a shadow army of antis who endanger your sport
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  • We weren't in the right place at the right time except on one occasion when a hunt thug got a cut off walking stick with a great knuckle on the end and started going towards some antis.
  • I think it's more likely that the inevitable setbacks will increase popular determination to see the war through, and that many will blame the antis for encouraging and even aiding our enemies.
  • You know that if you are working within the regulations, you are doing it right, no matter what the antis accuse you of’.


Late 18th century (as a noun): independent usage of anti-.

Words that rhyme with anti

Alicante, andante, ante, Ashanti, Bramante, Chianti, Dante, dilettante, Fante, Ferranti, infante, scanty, shanty (US chanty), spumante, vigilante, Zante

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