n. a person hostile to or prejudiced against Jews.
anti-Semitic adj. anti-Semitism n.

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someone who hates and would persecute Jews (Freq. 5)
Syn: ↑Jew-baiter
Hypernyms: ↑hater
discriminatory especially on the basis of race or religion
Syn: ↑racist, ↑antiblack
Similar to: ↑prejudiced, ↑discriminatory

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\\ˌ ̷ ̷(ˌ) ̷ ̷ˈ-\ noun
Usage: usually capitalized S
Etymology: anti- (I) + Semite
: one who is hostile to Jews or who practices anti-Semitism

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anti-Semitic /an'tee seuh mit"ik, an'tuy-/, adj.anti-Semitically, adv.
/an'tee sem"uyt, an'tuy-/ or, esp. Brit., /-see"muyt/, n.
a person who discriminates against or is prejudiced or hostile toward Jews.

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anti-Semite /an-ti-semˈīt or -sēˈmīt/
A hater of Semites, esp Jews, or of their influence
ORIGIN:anti- (2)
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anti-Semitic /-sim-itˈ/ adjective
anti-Semitism /-semˈ or -sēmˈ/ noun

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anti-Semite UK US noun [countable] [singular anti-Semite plural anti-Semites]
someone who hates Jewish people
Thesaurus: race relations and racismhyponym equal rightssynonym

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anti-Semite [anti-Semite anti-Semites] [ˌænti ˈsiːmaɪt] ; [ˌænti ˈsiːmaɪt] noun

He was a notorious anti-Semite.

Main entry:anti-Semitismderived

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