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 The regime supports the Cuban dictatorship with oil shipments, while Havana remains the most destabilizing, antidemocratic actor in the Western Hemisphere. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 16 May 2022 Many legal experts have called those arguments unpersuasive and antidemocratic, and no state legislature complied. Emma Brown,, 20 May 2022 Whatever his efforts on these issues, however, Lee’s overarching vision is unquestionably antidemocratic, and subservient to his ultimate masters—not Hong Kong’s people, but Beijing’s leaders. Timothy Mclaughlin, The Atlantic, 25 May 2022 The trouble began when the administration decided initially to exclude antidemocratic leaders from Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela, drawing the ire of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Los Angeles Times, 23 May 2022 The burgeoning alliance with Orban has led some US commentators to warn of American conservatives allegedly embracing antidemocratic tactics., 19 May 2022 So which side of the Roe argument is really antidemocratic? The Editorial Board, WSJ, 6 May 2022 She’s one of the many people for whom Facebook groups provide an incomparable social experience, but who are also struggling to reconcile that with the platform’s antidemocratic practices. Mansee Khurana, The Atlantic, 28 Apr. 2022 In Europe, there are early glimmers that the wave of antidemocratic populism may have crested. Frida Ghitis, CNN, 28 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of antidemocratic

1791, in the meaning defined above

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“Antidemocratic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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