antidemocratic

adjective
an·​ti·​dem·​o·​crat·​ic | \ ˌan-tē-ˌde-mə-ˈkra-tik, ˌan-ˌtī- How to pronounce antidemocratic (audio) \

Definition of antidemocratic

: opposed or hostile to the theories or policies of democracy

Examples of antidemocratic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It was abandoned when critics, including members of his party, called the idea authoritarian and antidemocratic. BostonGlobe.com, "“The public interest requires that we live in a country where no one is above the law,” Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit said in a televised evening news conference.," 22 Nov. 2019 Ironically, Communist China is the best example of what Mr. Sanders thinks capitalism is all about: antidemocratic, hypernationalist, environmentally ruthless and founded on the suppression of workers’ rights. Walter Russell Mead, WSJ, "Look Out, World—It’s Sanders," 3 Mar. 2020 Many of the antidemocratic constraints with which conservative forces would sabotage and veto fundamental reforms remained in place. Ariel Dorfman, The New York Review of Books, "Chile: Notes from a Revolt," 13 Mar. 2020 Such anomalies have led to criticism that the Electoral College, which initially served to boost the power of Southern states because slaves were partially counted in apportioning House seats, is antidemocratic. Jess Bravin, WSJ, "Supreme Court to Look at Electoral College Rules," 17 Jan. 2020 It was abandoned when critics, including members of his party, called the idea authoritarian and antidemocratic. BostonGlobe.com, "“The public interest requires that we live in a country where no one is above the law,” Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit said in a televised evening news conference.," 22 Nov. 2019 Unconstrained surveillance by law enforcement also can abet starkly antidemocratic tendencies. K.n.c., The Economist, "Surveillance is a fact of life, so make privacy a human right," 13 Dec. 2019 It was abandoned when critics, including members of his party, called the idea authoritarian and antidemocratic. BostonGlobe.com, "“The public interest requires that we live in a country where no one is above the law,” Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit said in a televised evening news conference.," 22 Nov. 2019 It was abandoned when critics, including members of his party, called the idea authoritarian and antidemocratic. New York Times, "Israel’s Netanyahu Indicted on Charges of Fraud, Bribery and Breach of Trust," 21 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of antidemocratic

1791, in the meaning defined above

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“Antidemocratic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antidemocratic. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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