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un-American

adjective uk   /ˌʌn.əˈmer.ɪ.kən/ US disapproving us  
guilty of activities, behaviour, or beliefs that show opposition or no loyalty to the US and its political system: From 1940 to 1943, he was general counsel of the House committee investigating un-American activities.
Translations of “un-American”
in Chinese (Traditional) 非美國的, 反美的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 非美国的, 反美的…
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