anti-Semitic

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Etymology[edit]

anti- +‎ Semitic. See anti-Semitism for more.

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anti-Semitic ‎(comparative more anti-Semitic, superlative most anti-Semitic)

  1. Relating to or exhibiting anti-Semitism.
    • 2014 August 20, “Why Jews are worried [print version: International New York Times, 22 August 2014, p. 8]”, in The New York Times[1]:
      [W]hen a Hamas spokesman recently stood by his statement that Jews used the blood of non-Jewish children for their matzos – one of the oldest anti-Semitic canards around – European elites were largely silent.

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The word anti-Semitic is not an antonym to Semitic.

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