adjective

informal
  • [predicative] Opposed:

    ‘the local councils are anti’
    • ‘I do not want this government wasting parliament time on what is an unimportant issue, and if the anti brigade stopped their demos maybe we should have enough police on the streets to deal with the human vermin.’
    • ‘The report was compiled by a wide spectrum of scientists from both pro and anti lobby groups and was chaired by the government's chief scientist.’
    • ‘But even in January 1975 the anti campaign still had an 8% edge.’
    • ‘Too often this debate is polarised into pro and anti camps, and this book does not help in this regard.’
    • ‘This possibility has seemed so absurd, given the opinion polls, the press and the well-financed and efficiently organised anti campaign, that it has hardly seemed worth raising.’
    • ‘I thought the debate went from the pro argument to the anti argument.’
    • ‘It's almost like the worst moments of the pro / anti debate replayed in microcosm.’
    • ‘Lots of talk about auditing at the pro page, and the anti page had talk about some man that took over the world 75 million years ago?’
    • ‘The prospect of war has roused strong passions, drawing politicians and public figures into pro and anti positions.’
    • ‘Helen is frankly public in her dislike of it, though Raenette's vote against the law in parliament means she is still the poster-child for the anti brigade.’
    hostile, opposed, antagonistic, averse, ill-disposed, unsympathetic
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Pronunciation:

anti

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