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"un-American" in British English

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un-Americanadjective

uk   us   /ˌʌn.əˈmer.ɪ.kən/ US disapproving
guilty of ​activities, ​behaviour, or ​beliefs that show ​opposition or no ​loyalty to the US and ​itspoliticalsystem: From 1940 to 1943, he was ​generalcounsel of the House ​committeeinvestigating un-American activities.
(Definition of un-American from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"un-American" in American English

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un-Americanadjective

 us   /ˌʌn·əˈmer·ɪ·kən/
showingopposition or a ​lack of ​support for the US and ​itspoliticalsystem: It ​seems un-American to ​tell me how to ​run my ​business.
(Definition of un-American from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “un-American”
in Chinese (Simplified) 非美国的, 反美的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 非美國的, 反美的…
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