the silent majority

noun

Definition of the silent majority

: the largest part of a country's population that consists of people who are not actively involved in politics and do not express their political opinions publicly

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“The silent majority.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20silent%20majority. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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