Antichrist /ˈantɪkrʌɪst/


I. noun (usu. the Antichrist)

1. (in some Christian teachings) a personal opponent of Christ expected to appear before the end of the world

the battle between Christ and the Antichrist.
2. a person or force seen as opposing Christ or the Christian Church

St Paul really did have to fear for his life at the hands of an Antichrist named Nero.
3. a person or thing regarded as supremely evil or as a fundamental enemy or opponent

they regard feminists like me as the Antichrist.
– origin Old English, via Old French or ecclesiastical Latin from Greek antikhristos, from anti ‘against’ + Khristos (see Christ).

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