anti-

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀντί (anti, against).

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

anti-

  1. Against, hostile to.
    antiabortion
  2. Opposite of, reverse.
    anticlockwise
  3. Counteracting, neutralizing.
    antibacterial
  4. Related to antiparticles.
    antimatter, antiatom

Usage notes[edit]

  • Anti- should not be confused with ante-, which is a prefix of Latin origin meaning before. (However, anti- does exist as a variant spelling of ante- in some borrowed words, such as anticipate and antipasto, but this spelling cannot be used to coin English words.)
  • Anti- sometimes becomes ant- before words beginning in a vowel.
    antacid

Antonyms[edit]

  • (against, hostile to): pro-

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

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See also[edit]


Finnish[edit]

Prefix[edit]

anti-

  1. anti-

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Ido[edit]

Prefix[edit]

anti-

  1. anti-

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin ante (before)

Prefix[edit]

anti-

  1. anti-
  2. ante-

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Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀντί (anti, against).

Prefix[edit]

anti-

  1. anti

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀντί (anti, against).

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

anti-

  1. anti-

Derived terms[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀντί (anti, against).

Prefix[edit]

anti-

  1. ant-; against, opposite

Derived terms[edit]