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anti-American

[an-tee-uh-mer-i-kuh n, an-tahy-] /ˌæn ti əˈmɛr ɪ kən, ˌæn taɪ-/
adjective
1.
opposed or hostile to the United States of America, its people, its principles, or its policies.
noun
2.
an anti-American person.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75, Americanism, in sense “anticolonial”; anti- + American
Related forms
anti-Americanism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for anti americanism

anti-American

adjective
1.
opposed to anything of or relating to the United States of America
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Word Origin and History for anti americanism

Anti-American

adj.

also antiamerican, 1788 (n.), in reference to British parliamentary policies, from anti- + American. As an adjective by 1838. Related: Anti-Americanism "opposition to what is distinctly American," 1844.

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