anti-

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀντί ‎(antí, against).

Pronunciation[edit]

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anti-

  1. Against, hostile to.
    antiabortion
  2. Contrasting with the norm.
    antihero
  3. Opposite of, reverse.
    anticlockwise
  4. Physically opposite: applied to mountain ranges.
    Anti-Lebanon, Anti-Taurus, Anti-Atlas
  5. Counteracting, neutralizing.
    antibacterial
  6. Related to antiparticles.
    antimatter, antiatom
  7. (immunology) That reacts with immunoglobins found in the specified animal.
    antirabbit, antihorse

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-

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Translations[edit]

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Dutch[edit]

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anti-

  1. anti-

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Finnish[edit]

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anti-

  1. anti-

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French[edit]

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anti-

  1. anti-

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German[edit]

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anti-

  1. anti-

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Ido[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English anti-, French anti-, German anti-, Italian anti-, Spanish anti-, Russian анти- ‎(anti-), all ultimately from Ancient Greek ἀντί ‎(antí).

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anti-

  1. anti-, contra-, counter- (for use mainly in scientific terms)
    anti- + ‎toxino ‎(toxin) → ‎antitoxino ‎(antitoxin)

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Category Ido words prefixed with anti- not found



Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin ante ‎(before)

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anti-

  1. anti-
  2. ante-

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀντί ‎(antí, against).

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anti-

  1. anti-

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀντί ‎(antí, against).

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anti-

  1. anti-

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀντί ‎(antí, against).

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anti-

  1. anti-

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀντί ‎(antí, against).

Prefix[edit]

anti-

  1. anti-; against, opposite

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