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 Harris has been made aware of López Obrador’s antidemocratic tendencies. Noah Bierman, Los Angeles Times, 9 June 2021 But they are motivated by a pathology that is deeply antidemocratic and concerning to anyone who cares about the future of this country. Claudia Dreifus, The New York Review of Books, 1 June 2021 Romney, although disgusted by Trump's antidemocratic power grab, courted some of the same sentiments that Trump pushed. Zachary B. Wolf, CNN, 3 May 2021 To read Frank together with Hopkin is to appreciate that technocratic, elite neoliberalism is as antidemocratic as explicit right-wing authoritarianism—and more insidious. Robert Kuttner, The New York Review of Books, 13 Apr. 2021 Without Trump on the ballot in 2024, Democrats face a fraught task retaining the presidency because of the antidemocratic Electoral College. George Tyler, Fortune, 22 Feb. 2021 The threats to the future prosperity of the United States are multiple: the pandemic, near economic collapse, insurgent white-supremacist extremism and antidemocratic forces, and myriad systemic racial inequalities. Syreeta Mcfadden, The Atlantic, 22 Jan. 2021 What does this antidemocratic rampage have to do with architecture? John King,, 7 Jan. 2021 The fear now is that autocrats will be able to directly reference Trump's antidemocratic rhetoric to justify their own actions. NBC News, 7 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of antidemocratic

1791, in the meaning defined above

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20 Jun 2021

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“Antidemocratic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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