- The definition of an anti is a person who has beliefs contrary to another cause or concept.
An example of an anti is someone who does not believe that people should have the right to have guns.
- Anti is defined as opposed to something.
An example of anti is how Mothers Against Drunk Driving feel about people who drive after drinking.
Origin of antifrom anti-, in various compounds
- against, hostile to, opposed to: antilabor, antislavery
- that counteracts, that operates against: antiaircraft
- that prevents, cures, or neutralizes: antitoxin
- opposite, reverse: antiperistalsis
- rivaling: antipope
- having the superficial aspect, but not the usual characteristics, of: antihero
Origin of anti-Classical Greek anti-, ant- from anti, against from Indo-European an unverified form anti, facing, opposite, near (from source Classical Latin ante, opposite, before) from base an unverified form ant-s, front, forehead
Origin of antiFrom anti-
- a. Opposite: antimere.b. Opposing; against: antiapartheid.c. Counteracting; neutralizing: antacid.d. Destroying: antiaircraft.
- a. Inverse: antilogarithm.b. Displaying opposite characteristics: antihero.
Origin of anti-Greek from anti opposite ; see ant- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more anti, superlative most anti)
- (chemistry) That has a torsion angle between 90° and 180°
- A person opposed to a concept or principle.
- (rare) A word used before a noun or noun phrase to indicate opposition to the concept expressed by the noun or noun phrase.
Conversion of the prefix anti- to an adjective.