noun

  • A person opposed to a particular policy, activity, or idea.

    ‘a shadow army of antis who endanger your sport’
    • ‘If there is evidence of moral cowardice and a lack of conviction among the pro-war lobby, however, it is more than matched among the antis.’
    • ‘He is a country dweller but a keen supporter of the antis.’
    • ‘You know that if you are working within the regulations, you are doing it right, no matter what the antis accuse you of’.’
    • ‘I think it's just used because ‘selfish’ is the worst thing the antis can call something.’
    • ‘What we got instead was a supporting commentary designed to cause as little offence as possible to antis.’
    • ‘The antis think they've won and we carry on hunting within the law and we think we've won.’
    • ‘But sometimes the wilful refusal of the antis to acknowledge the evidence astonishes even me.’
    • ‘It seems that, as is usually the case, the antis have the louder voice in the current debate.’
    • ‘I don't think there were many antis and I think it would be ideal to use that area if we can pull it off.’
    • ‘From defiant defence to absolute antis, they were all there fighting their corner and throwing in their twopence worth as the saying goes.’
    • ‘There may well be some antis and they're perfectly entitled to come and let their opinions be known as long as they don't break any laws.’
    • ‘‘It is always attractive to go for a compromise, but the truth of the matter is the antis are not going to rest if the Prime Minister goes for the Middle Way,’ he said.’
    • ‘I think it's more likely that the inevitable setbacks will increase popular determination to see the war through, and that many will blame the antis for encouraging and even aiding our enemies.’
    • ‘Then as now the antis are more divided than the centrists who dominate the Yes camp.’
    • ‘The antis were out in force again, braying, hooting obscenities around the building.’
    • ‘Or are they to give the benefit of the doubt to the antis, and preserve the status quo?’
    • ‘We weren't in the right place at the right time except on one occasion when a hunt thug got a cut off walking stick with a great knuckle on the end and started going towards some antis.’
    • ‘The 59 per cent is rather flattering to the antis.’
    • ‘How many degrees then separate us from all the antis out there?’
    • ‘But I've read the stories in the Evening Press, and watched the letters come and go, and now the antis have my vote.’