Words That Start With Anti: Boost Your Vocabulary Today

Discover a variety of words that start with “anti” and understand their meanings and usage.

  1. Antibiotic- A substance that inhibits the growth of or destroys microorganisms.
  2. Antidote- A medicine taken or given to counteract a particular poison.
  3. Antifreeze- A liquid, typically added to water to lower its freezing point.
  4. Antioxidant- A substance that inhibits oxidation, especially one used to counteract the deterioration of stored food.
  5. Antithesis- A person or thing that is the direct opposite of someone or something else.
  6. Antipathy- A deep-seated feeling of dislike; aversion.
  7. Antiseptic- Substances that prevent the growth of disease-causing microorganisms.
  8. Anticlimax- A disappointing end to an exciting or impressive series of events.
  9. Antibody- A blood protein produced in response to and counteracting a specific antigen.
  10. Antigen- A toxin or other foreign substance that induces an immune response in the body.
  11. Antidepressant- A drug used to alleviate depression.
  12. Antilogarithm- The number of which a given number is the logarithm.
  13. Antipasto- An appetizer typically consisting of olives, anchovies, cheeses, and meats.
  14. Antisocial- Contrary to the laws and customs of society; devoid of or antagonistic to sociable instincts or practices.
  15. Antihistamine- A drug or other compound that inhibits the physiological effects of histamine, used especially in the treatment of allergies.
  16. Antic- Grotesque or bizarre.
  17. Antique- Having a high value because of considerable age.
  18. Antimatter- Material composed of antiparticles, which have the same mass as particles of ordinary matter but opposite charge.
  19. Antinomy- A contradiction between two beliefs or conclusions that are in themselves reasonable.
  20. Antitrust- Legislation enacted by the federal and various state governments to regulate trade and commerce by preventing unlawful restraints, price-fixing, and monopolies.
  21. Antisemitism- Hostility to or prejudice against Jews.
  22. Antifungal- A medication used to treat fungal infections.
  23. Antihero- A central character in a story, movie, or drama who lacks conventional heroic attributes.
  24. Antiaircraft- Used in defense against enemy aircraft.
  25. Anticyclone- A weather system with high atmospheric pressure at its center, around which air slowly circulates in a clockwise (northern hemisphere) or counterclockwise (southern hemisphere) direction.
  26. Anticorrosive- Counteracting or preventing corrosion.
  27. Antilock- (Of a braking system) designed to prevent the wheels from locking and skidding.
  28. Antiperspirant- A substance applied to the skin to reduce or prevent perspiration.
  29. Antipoverty- Designed to alleviate or reduce poverty.
  30. Antiretroviral- Drugs used to treat retroviral infections like HIV.
  31. Antiparticle- A subatomic particle having the same mass as a given particle but opposite electric or magnetic properties.
  32. Antistatic- Preventing the buildup of static electricity.
  33. Antifascist- A person opposed to fascism or to extreme right-wing authoritarianism.
  34. Antigovernment- Opposing or hostile to the government of a country.
  35. Antipyretic- (Of a drug) used to prevent or reduce fever.
  36. Antiviral- Effective against viruses.
  37. Antinuclear- Opposed to nuclear weapons and nuclear energy.
  38. Antiphonal- Sung, recited, or played alternately by two groups.
  39. Anti- inflammatory** – A drug used to reduce inflammation.
  40. Antispasmodic- (Of a drug) used to relieve spasm of involuntary muscle.
  41. Anti- aging** – Designed to prevent the appearance or onset of aging.
  42. Anticipate- Regard as probable; expect or predict.
  43. Antiwar- Opposed to war, typically a specific one.
  44. Antithetical- Directly opposed or contrasted; mutually incompatible.
  45. Antislavery- Opposed to the practice or system of slavery.
  46. Anticlimactic- Causing disappointment at the end of an exciting or impressive series of events.
  47. Antiballistic- Designed to counter ballistic missiles.
  48. Antiseizure- Designed to prevent or alleviate seizures.
  49. Antistress- Intended to relieve stress.
  50. Antismoking- Opposed to or prohibiting smoking.
  51. Anticarcinogenic- Counteracting or suppressing the development of cancer.
  52. Antidiscrimination- Opposed to or acting against discrimination based on race, gender, age, or other criteria.
  53. Anticapitalist- Opposed to capitalism.
  54. Antivaccine- Opposed to the use of vaccines.
  55. Antiscalding- Designed to prevent scalding.
  56. Antiquarian- Relating to or dealing in antiques or rare books.
  57. Anticonsumerist- Opposed to the policy or practice of encouraging the purchase of goods and services.
  58. Antiham- Containing substitutes for ham, usually in a vegetarian product.
  59. Antiformalist- Opposed to strict adherence to traditional forms and methods in art or literature.
  60. Antileak- Designed to prevent leaks.
  61. Antisaloon- Supporting the prohibition of the operation of saloons.
  62. Antiseismic- Designed to resist seismic forces.
  63. Antistressor- Anything that reduces stress.
  64. Antimicrobial- Killing or inhibiting the growth of microorganisms.
  65. Anticaking- Preventing powdered or granulated material from forming lumps.
  66. Anticondensation- Designed to prevent the formation of condensation.
  67. Antiplaque- Designed to prevent the formation of dental plaque.
  68. Antipollution- Intended to reduce or control pollution.
  69. Antidiarrheal- A substance that helps to stop diarrhea.
  70. Anticoagulant- Substance that prevents the coagulation of blood.
  71. Anticollision- Designed to prevent or reduce the risk of collision.
  72. Antiderivative- A function whose derivative is a given function.
  73. Antihaft- Preventing adherence of substances to surfaces.
  74. Antichafing- Designed to prevent irritation from rubbing.
  75. Antiexposure- Designed to protect against exposure, especially to environmental hazards.
  76. Antivenom- A serum containing antitoxins specific to the venom of a particular animal.
  77. Antipoaching- Actions conducted to prevent illegal hunting or capturing of wild animals.
  78. Anticatarrhal- Preventing inflammation of the mucous membranes.
  79. Antilymphoma- Effective against lymphoma (a type of cancer).
  80. Anticough- Designed to suppress coughing.
  81. Antidrawn- Counteracting the effects of drawing or tensing.
  82. Antisnob- Opposed to or deriding snobbery.
  83. Antiobscenity- Opposed to or censoring obscene material.
  84. Antipruritic- Preventing or relieving itching.
  85. Antiparasitic- Intended to expel or inhibit parasites.
  86. Antiprison- Opposed to the use or construction of prison facilities.
  87. Antitalk- Designed to prevent or reduce talking, often for reasons of secrecy or security.
  88. Antiteammate- Opposed to cooperation or integration within a team.
  89. Antiirritant- Substances used to reduce irritation.
  90. Antivertigonous- Intended to prevent or alleviate vertigo.
  91. Antispill- Designed to prevent spilling.
  92. Antishock- Intended to prevent or alleviate shock.
  93. Antimodel- Opposed to traditional or conventional modeling in art or science.
  94. Antimimicry- Opposed to the imitation or replication of others’ work or behavior.
  95. Antidoteless- Lacking a remedy or cure.
  96. Antiopacity- Making something less opaque.
  97. Antichlor- A substance that neutralizes the effects of chlorine.
  98. Antidazzle- Designed to reduce glare or bright light that blinds or dazzles.
  99. Anticrime- Designed to prevent or reduce crime.
  100. Antisexist- Opposing sexism or gender discrimination.

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