anti-

anti-
or ant- or anth- prefix Etymology: anti- from Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin, against, from Greek, from anti; ant- from Middle English, from Latin, against, from Greek, from anti; anth- from Latin, against, from Greek, from anti — more at ante- 1. a. of the same kind but situated opposite, exerting energy in the opposite direction, or pursuing an opposite policy <
anticlinal
>
b. one that is opposite in kind to <
anticlimax
>
2. a. opposing or hostile to in opinion, sympathy, or practice <
anti-Semite
>
b. opposing in effect or activity <
antacid
>
3. serving to prevent, cure, or alleviate <
antianxiety
>
4. combating or defending against <
antiaircraft
>
<
antimissile
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • anti — as a stand alone word, attested from 1788 (n.), originally in reference to the anti federalists in U.S. politics (in the 1830s, of the Anti Masonic party); as an adjetive, from 1857. From ANTI (Cf. anti ) in various usages …   Etymology dictionary

  • anti- — element meaning against, opposed to, opposite of, instead, from O.Fr. anti and directly from L. anti from Gk. anti against, opposite, instead of, also used as a prefix, from PIE *anti against, also in front of (see ANTE (Cf. ante)). It appears in …   Etymology dictionary

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