Definition of antinational in English:



  • Opposed to national interests or nationalism.

    ‘an antinational party’
    • ‘The Insurance Bill, the Patent Amendment Bill, free trade in agriculture, free investment in the anti-social sectors of tobacco and liquor have been some of the landmark anti-national decisions our nationalist party has made.’
    • ‘It would not be wise to castigate a collectivity as anti-national or identify them as national (read patriotic) by merely judging their endorsement of the symbolic ‘national’ principles.’
    • ‘With elections round the corner, staunch nationalists might want to know if such anti-national matters are important.’
    • ‘They were Catholics in a Protestant Reich and Catholicism, which for so long had been dismissed by republicans as anti-national, was now integrated as essential to French nationalism.’
    • ‘On the contrary, publication of disaggregated data on minority representation in public services, discretionary appointments and distribution of benefits of the State is considered anti-secular, even anti-national.’
    • ‘‘Criminals must be punished for their anti-national crimes,’ Sharma said.’
    • ‘‘My government will take action against any anti-national groups,’ he asserted.’
    • ‘Besides reviewing existing security arrangements, specific instructions were given to field officers and they were stressed upon to make strategies for combing operations and to flush out anti-national elements.’
    • ‘They also assured the government that Muslims will themselves boycott such madrasas if the government produce any authentic evidence or proof regarding anti-national acts being indulged in by them.’
    • ‘The sub-text seems to be that because a channel has a majority foreign ownership, its loyalties will lie elsewhere and, in times of crises, it might twist the news and become anti-national.’
    • ‘Such vehicles help the Coast Guard handle hostage situations at sea and take on pirates, poachers of marine wealth, smugglers and anti-national elements, an official said.’
    • ‘Anyone opposed to the portrait was declared to be anti-Hindutva, therefore anti-Hindu, and therefore anti-national, by the ideologues of the Right.’
    • ‘Both are in need of a thoughtful reform to nip in the bud the anti-national trend of creating religious disharmony by publicly vilifying sacred scriptures that has begun raising its ugly head.’
    • ‘The minority institutions have been accused of harbouring anti-national elements and fostering anti-national culture without a shred of evidence.’
    • ‘She is an anti-Indian, anti-American anti-national.’
    • ‘It is thus playing an anti-national game by preparing the ground for chaos, for a civil war in every corner of the country, from the urban mahallas to the rural tolas!’
    • ‘The Commission was also concerned that an area populated by victims with a collective wounded psyche would be a fertile ground for anti-national activities.’
    • ‘There was no way by which money would be given to the militants, which they would obviously utilise for subversive anti-national activities.’
    • ‘These anti-national communities must be taught a lesson.’
    • ‘Should such a central government, steeped in anti-national crimes, defiling the Constitution be allowed to continue?’



/ˌan(t)ēˈnaSH(ə)n(ə)l/ /ˌæn(t)iˈnæʃ(ə)n(ə)l/ /ˌanˌtīˈnaəSH(ə)n(ə)l/ /ˌænˌtaɪˈnæəʃ(ə)n(ə)l/