Definition of anti-Americanism in US English:


Pronunciation /ˌan(t)ēəˈmerək(ə)n//ˌanˌtīəˈmerək(ə)n/


  • Hostility to the interests of the United States.

    ‘the film was attacked by some critics for its allegedly virulent anti-Americanism’
    ‘he encountered widespread anti-Americanism among intellectuals’
    • ‘The whispering that his attempts to think through a new strategy are inspired by some kind of visceral anti-Americanism is ludicrous.’
    • ‘He appealed to British nationalism and a certain amount of anti-Americanism to get his project funded.’
    • ‘Cited instances of anti-Americanism include an extremely wide spectrum of disapproval, from petty claims to sensible criticisms.’
    • ‘The suddenly subdued streets, we were told, were the engines that drove anti-Americanism in the region.’
    • ‘Executives who run global corporations now face fierce anti-Americanism around the world.’
    • ‘Investigative research has begun to explore the foundations of anti-Americanism around the world.’
    • ‘What has really been the cause of the rise in anti-Americanism in the last few years has been American foreign policy.’
    • ‘Nevertheless there remains a climate of anti-Americanism among many European intellectuals.’
    • ‘We can't help but notice some of the anti-Americanism in some of the foreign markets where we work.’
    • ‘The level of anti-Americanism around the world has never been higher.’