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anti-

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The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy; I mean that if you are happy you will be good.
Bertrand Russell
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English

Etymology

From Greek αντί anti, against, in stead of.

Prefix

anti-

  1. Against, hostile to.
    antiabortion
  2. Opposite of, reverse.
    antimatter
    anticlockwise
  3. Counteracting, neutralizing.
    antibacterial

Usage notes

  1. Anti- should not be confused with ante-, which is a prefix of Latin origin meaning before.
  2. Anti- sometimes becomes ant- before words beginning in a vowel.
    antacid

Antonyms

  • (against, hostile to): pro-

Derived terms

Translations

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Norwegian

Etymology

From Greek αντί anti, against, in stead of

Prefix

anti-

  1. anti

Derived terms


Spanish

Etymology

From Greek αντί

Prefix

ante-

  1. against

Derived terms

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