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anti-

or ant-
pref.
1.
a. Opposite: antimere.
b. Opposing; against: antiapartheid.
c. Counteracting; neutralizing: antacid.
d. Destroying: antiaircraft.
2.
a. Inverse: antilogarithm.
b. Displaying opposite characteristics: antihero.

[Greek, from anti, opposite; see ant- in Indo-European roots.]

anti-

prefix
1. against; opposing: anticlerical; antisocial.
2. opposite to: anticlimax; antimere.
3. rival; false: antipope.
4. counteracting, inhibiting, or neutralizing: antifreeze; antihistamine.
5. designating the antiparticle of the particle specified: antineutron.
[from Greek anti]

an•ti

(ˈæn taɪ, ˈæn ti)

n., pl. -tis.
a person who is opposed to a particular practice, party, policy, action, etc.
[1780–90; anti-]

anti-

a prefix meaning “against, opposed to, prejudicial to” ( anti-abortion; anti-Semitic; antislavery), “preventing, counteracting, or mitigating” ( anticoagulant; antifreeze), “destroying or disabling” ( antiaircraft; antipersonnel), “identical to in form or function, but lacking, opposite, or contrary in essential respects” ( anticlimax; antihero; antiparticle), “an antagonist or rival of” ( Antichrist; antipope), “situated opposite” ( Anti-Lebanon). Also, before a vowel,ant-.
[Middle English < Latin < Greek, prefixal use of antí; akin to and]

anti-

A prefix whose basic meaning is "against." It is used to form adjectives that mean "counteracting" (such as antiseptic, preventing infection). It is also used to form nouns referring to substances that counteract other substances (such as antihistamine, a substance counteracting histamine), and nouns meaning "something that displays opposite, reverse, or inverse characteristics of something else" (such as anticyclone, a storm that circulates in the opposite direction from a cyclone). Before a vowel it becomes ant-, as in antacid.
Translations

anti-

[ˈænti-] prefixanti-anti-abortion [ˌæntiəˈbɔːrʃən] adj [+ activist, movement, group, law] → antiavortementanti-abortionist antiabortionist [ˌæntiəˈbɔːrʃənɪst] nadversaire mf de l'avortement; (more militant)militant(e) m/f contre l'avortementanti-aircraft antiaircraft [ˌæntiˈɛərkrɑːft] (US) adj [missile, fire, guns, artillery] → antiaérien(ne)anti-aircraft defence (British) anti aircraft defense (US) antiaircraft defense (US) ndéfense f contre avions, DCA fanti-ballistic antiballistic [ˌæntibəˈlɪstɪk] adjantibalistique

anti-

(ӕnti) prefix
1. against, as in anti-aircraft.
2. the opposite of, as in anticlockwise.
References in classic literature ?
In the month of August, 1841, I attended an anti- slavery convention in Nantucket, at which it was my happiness to become acquainted with FREDERICK DOUGLASS, the writer of the following Narrative.
She brought him the anti- tobacco remedy, purchased out of her glove money, and in a few days forgot all about it.
Class hatred is anti-social, and, it seems to me, anti- socialistic.