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


  • 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)