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of or relating to Great Britain or its inhabitants.
used especially by natives or inhabitants of Great Britain: In this dictionary, “Brit.” is an abbreviation for “British usage.”.
the people native to or inhabiting Great Britain.
the Celtic language of the ancient Britons.
Contemporary Examples

His beating up of BP has clinched his anti-british credentials on this side of the Atlantic.
Stop the Anti-British Rhetoric, Obama Andrew Neil June 13, 2010

It has long been feared that Obama had an anti-british streak running through him.
Stop the Anti-British Rhetoric, Obama Andrew Neil June 13, 2010

Historical Examples

It’s a favorite trick of our anti-british friends to call England a “land-grabber.”
A Straight Deal Owen Wister

One might as well speak of being “anti-british and pro-English.”
Secret Societies And Subversive Movements Nesta H. Webster

It was a plot to teach the masses Hindi, in order that they might be swept into the anti-british, anti-Mahometan current.
Appearances Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson

The best Nationalists were not anti-british, but simply pro-Egyptian.
Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 159, November 10, 1920 Various

The Sons of Liberty usually appeared hereafter at the forefront of any anti-british agitation in the colonies.
The Road to Independence: Virginia 1763-1783 Virginia State Dept. of Education

There is no wish to claim superior virtue for America or to appeal to the strong current of anti-british sentiment.
China, Japan and the U.S.A. John Dewey

That was how we described the most ribald outbursts of the anti-british sentiment.
The Message Alec John Dawson

There had been many complaints that some of the books used were American and anti-british in tone.
Egerton Ryerson and Education in Upper Canada J. Harold Putnam

opposed to anything characteristic of or relating to Britain
relating to, denoting, or characteristic of Britain or any of the natives, citizens, or inhabitants of the United Kingdom
relating to or denoting the English language as spoken and written in Britain, esp the S dialect generally regarded as standard See also Southern British English, Received Pronunciation
relating to or denoting the ancient Britons
of or relating to the Commonwealth: British subjects
(functioning as pl) the natives or inhabitants of Britain
the extinct Celtic language of the ancient Britons See also Brythonic

Old English Bryttisc “of or relating to (ancient) Britons,” from Bryttas “natives of ancient Britain” (see Briton). First modern record of British Isles is from 1620s.


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