anti Definition

opposed to; against.

Using anti: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "anti" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The group was protesting anti-government policies.

  • Example

    She is anti-smoking and encourages others to quit.

  • Example

    The medicine is used to treat anti-inflammatory conditions.

Origins of anti

from Greek 'anti', meaning 'against'


Summary: anti in Brief

The prefix 'anti' [ˈænti] means 'opposed to; against'. It is used to form words that indicate opposition or resistance to something, such as 'anti-government' or 'anti-smoking'. It can also be used in medical terms, such as 'anti-inflammatory', which refers to a substance that reduces inflammation.

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