Meaning of “Antichrist” in the English Dictionary

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"Antichrist" in British English

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Antichristnoun [ S ]

uk /ˈæn.ti.kraɪst/ us /ˈæn.t̬i.kraɪst/

originally the main enemy of Jesus Christ, who was expected to rule the world until Jesus Christ's Second Coming, now any enemy of Jesus Christ or the Christian religion

Examples from literature

  • I was declaimed against from the pulpit, called antichrist, and pursued in the country like a mad wolf. 
  • It was the fashion half a century ago to speak of this man as a hypocrite, an impostor, even as Antichrist. 
  • She could not have spoken more disrespectfully of Antichrist. 
  • Therefore, these wars and cruelties, this bloodshed and sorrow are Antichrist, not Christ. 
  • This is a deceiver and an antichrist. 

(Definition of “Antichrist” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)