anti-Semitic
anti-Semitic [an΄tīsə mit′ik, an΄tēsə mit′ik, an΄tisə mit′ik]
adj.
< anti-Semitism < Ger Antisemitismus, coined (1879) by Wilhelm Marr, Ger writer
1. having or showing prejudice against Jews
2. discriminating against or persecuting Jews
3. of or caused by such prejudice or hostility: Also written antisemitic
anti-Semitically
adv.
anti-Semitism [an΄tīsem′ə tiz΄əm, an΄tēsem′ə tiz΄əm, an΄tisem′ə tiz΄əm]
n.
USAGE- Some writers and scholars prefer the alternate form antisemitic because they contend that the form anti-Semitic suggests being opposed to (the) Semites, a term that could include Arabs and other peoples, when in fact the word means “anti-Jewish.”

* * *

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • anti-Semitic — [an΄tīsə mit′ik, an΄tēsə mit′ik, an΄tisə mit′ik] adj. [< anti Semitism < Ger Antisemitismus, coined (1879) by Wilhelm Marr, Ger writer] 1. having or showing prejudice against Jews 2. discriminating against or persecuting Jews 3. of or… …   English World dictionary

  • anti-Semitic — (adj.) 1881, see ANTI SEMITISM (Cf. anti Semitism) …   Etymology dictionary

  • anti-Semitic — anti Semitism ► NOUN ▪ hostility to or prejudice against Jews. DERIVATIVES anti Semite noun anti Semitic adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • anti-semitic — adjective relating to or characterized by anti Semitism; hating Jews (Freq. 4) • Syn: ↑antisemitic • Pertains to noun: ↑antisemitism (for: ↑antisemitic), ↑anti Semitism …   Useful english dictionary

  • anti-Semitic — also antisemitic ADJ GRADED Someone or something that is anti Semitic is hostile to or prejudiced against Jewish people. His anti Semitic beliefs were well known in America …   English dictionary

  • anti-Semitic — UK / US adjective anti Semitic people, opinions, writings etc show a feeling of hate towards Jewish people Derived word: anti Semitism UK [ˌæntɪ ˈseməˌtɪz(ə)m] / US [ˌæntaɪ ˈsemɪˌtɪzəm] / US [ˌæntɪ ˈsemɪˌtɪzəm] noun uncountable …   English dictionary

  • anti-Semitic — adj. Anti Semitic is used with these nouns: ↑propaganda, ↑remark, ↑slur, ↑violence …   Collocations dictionary

  • anti-Semitic — an|ti Se|mit|ic [ ,æntaı sə mıtık, ,ænti sə mıtık ] adjective anti Semitic people, opinions, writings, etc. show a feeling of hate toward Jewish people ╾ an|ti Sem|i|tism [ ,æntaı semı,tızəm, ,ænti semı,tızəm ] noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Anti-Semitic — Anti Semitism An ti Sem i*tism, n. Opposition to, or hatred of, Semites, esp. Jews. The word is sometimes also applied to acts motivated by or evincing antisemitism. {An ti Sem ite}, n. {An ti Sem*it ic}, a. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anti-Semitic — adjective /ˌæntɑɪsəˈmɪtɪk/ Relating to or exhibiting anti Semitism. See Also: anti Semite, anti Semitism …   Wiktionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”