antis

anti

[an-tahy, an-tee]
noun, plural antis.
a person who is opposed to a particular practice, party, policy, action, etc.

Origin:
1780–90; by shortening of words prefixed with anti-

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anti (ˈæntɪ)
 
adj
1.  opposed to a party, policy, attitude, etc: he won't join because he is rather anti
 
n
2.  an opponent of a party, policy, etc

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anti
as a stand-alone word, attested from 1788 (n.), originally in ref to the anti-federalists in U.S. politics (in the 1830s, of the Anti-Masonic party); as an adj., from 1857. From anti- in various usages.
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anti- or ant-
pref.

  1. Opposite: antimere.

  2. Opposing; against: antisocial.

  3. Counteracting; neutralizing: antibody.

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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.
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