nondemocratic

adjective
non·​dem·​o·​crat·​ic | \ ˌnän-ˌde-mə-ˈkra-tik How to pronounce nondemocratic (audio) \

Definition of nondemocratic

: not democratic: such as
a : not believing in or practicing democracy nondemocratic countries
b usually non-Democratic : not of or relating to the Democratic Party in the U.S. non-Democratic candidates/voters

Examples of nondemocratic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And many of them scolded Biden over his choice to exclude the region’s nondemocratic governments. William Neuman, The Atlantic, 13 June 2022 America and its democratic allies, even at their best, are not strong and united enough to handle the world’s geopolitical challenges without enlisting the help of nondemocratic and even antidemocratic partners. Walter Russell Mead, WSJ, 14 Mar. 2022 In recent years, the IOC has sought to justify awarding the Games to nondemocratic states such as China and Russia as a means of encouraging reform. Ned Temko, The Christian Science Monitor, 13 Jan. 2022 The themes, motifs and aesthetics on display when the Grand Egyptian Museum opens this year will tell us a lot about how culture will be used by nondemocratic governments around the world. Washington Post, 10 June 2021 And as nondemocratic states, their ruling elites could not claim to even represent the abiding views of their small numbers of citizens, let alone the critical mass of regional public opinion. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, 12 May 2021 Changes included hard-and-fast rules against serving defense, intelligence, justice, or policing institutions in nondemocratic countries. Robert Zafft, Forbes, 25 Feb. 2021 During the Arab Spring, activists used social media to challenge nondemocratic regimes in northern Africa and the Middle East. Frank E. Lockwood, Arkansas Online, 2 Nov. 2020 When Trump’s plan to incite private groups to station themselves at polling stations drew considerable backlash, Trump and his GOP quislings have now turned to soliciting police unions to support their underhanded, nondemocratic tactics. Star Tribune, 30 Oct. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of nondemocratic

1849, in the meaning defined above

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“Nondemocratic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nondemocratic. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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