antisemitism (AN-tye-SEH-muh-tiz-m) listen
antisemitism (AN-tee-SEM-muh-tiz-m) listen


  • n. Hatred of Jews.

  • n. Prejudice or discrimination against Jews.

Example Sentences

  • "In the half-century since World War II, public anti-Semitism has become much less frequent in the Western world." (source)

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Languages of Origin

  • English
  • German


  • Antisemitismus 'hatred of Jews' (coined by Wilhelm Marr)

    • Who Uses This

      • Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
      • Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)


      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand


      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
      • Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

      Alternative Spellings

      anti-Semitism, anti Semitism


  • Antisemitism can be traced back to ancient times.

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