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Meaning of “anti” in the English Dictionary

"anti" in British English

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antiadjective, preposition

uk   /ˈæn.ti/  us   /-t̬i/ informal
opposed to or against a ​particular thing or ​person: We've ​received a lot of anti ​letters about that ​newspaperarticle. Just because I won't ​join you, it doesn't ​mean that I'm anti you.

antinoun [C]

uk   /ˈæn.ti/  us   /-t̬i/ (plural antis) informal
a ​person who is ​opposed to something or someone: So what do you ​think about ​smoking in ​publicplaces - are you a ​pro or an anti (= do you ​support or ​oppose it)?


uk   /æn.ti-/  us   /-t̬i-/  /-taɪ-/
opposed to or against
opposite of preventing
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(Definition of anti from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"anti-" in American English

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 us   /ˌæn·ti, ˌæn·tɑɪ/
opposed to or against: antienvironmentalist
(Definition of anti- from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"anti-" in Business English

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uk   /ænti-/  us   /æntɑɪ/
opposed to or against something: Even anti-regulatorygovernments can no ​longer entirely ignore ​environmentalviolations. an anti-establishment, rebellious ​ideology an antiwardemonstration
(Definition of anti- from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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