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anti-

The prefix anti‑ has various meanings.

Meaning 1: opposite to

  • The movie’s ending was anticlimactic.

Meaning 2: different from the usual

  • The literary character Duddy Kravitz is an anti-hero.

Meaning 3: opposed to, against

  • Pacifists are antiwar; they believe in resolving issues peacefully.

Meaning 4: preventing

  • Use antifreeze to unlock the car door.

Meaning 5: acting against

  • The doctor prescribed an antibiotic.