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 the norm.
    antihero
  3. Opposite of, reverse.
    anticlockwise
  4. Counteracting, neutralizing.
    antibacterial
  5. Related to antiparticles.
    antimatter, antiatom
  6. (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]

Prefix[edit]

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).

Pronunciation[edit]

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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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