anti ( antis plural )
1 n-count You can refer to people who are opposed to a particular activity or idea as antis.
INFORMAL usu pl, oft the N
Despite what the antis would tell you, hunting is for people from all walks of life.
2 adj If someone is opposed to something you can say that they are anti it. INFORMAL, SPOKEN v-link ADJ
(=against) (Antonym: for)
That's why you're so anti other people smoking.
1 prefix Anti- is used to form adjectives and nouns that describe someone or something that is opposed to a particular system, practice, or group of people.
...anti-government demonstrations., ...anti-racist campaigners., ...anti-Fascists.
2 prefix Anti- is used to form adjectives and nouns that describe things that are intended to destroy something harmful or to prevent something from happening.
...anti-aircraft guns., ...anti-discrimination legislation., ...anti-inflammatory drugs.
anti-abortionist ( anti-abortionists plural ) An anti-abortionist is someone who wants to limit or prevent the legal availability of abortions. n-count
anti-depressant ( anti-depressants plural ) , antidepressant An anti-depressant is a drug which is used to treat people who are suffering from depression. n-count
anti-hero ( anti-heroes plural ) , antihero An anti-hero is the main character in a novel, play, or film who is not morally good and does not behave like a typical hero. n-count
anti-Semite ( anti-Semites plural ) An anti-Semite is someone who strongly dislikes and is prejudiced against Jewish people. n-count
anti-Semitic , antisemitic
Someone or something that is anti-Semitic is hostile to or prejudiced against Jewish people. adj
Anti-Semitism is hostility to and prejudice against Jewish people. n-uncount
anti-social , antisocial
1 adj Someone who is anti-social is unwilling to meet and be friendly with other people.
...teenagers who will become aggressive and anti-social.
2 adj Anti-social behaviour is annoying or upsetting to other people.