unbureaucratic

adjective
un·​bu·​reau·​crat·​ic | \ ˌən-ˌbyu̇r-ə-ˈkra-tik How to pronounce unbureaucratic (audio) , -ˌbyər- \

Definition of unbureaucratic

: not relating to or having the characteristics of a bureaucracy or a bureaucrat : not bureaucratic unbureaucratic solutions an unbureaucratic supply chain

Examples of unbureaucratic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Germany was lauded for being fast and unbureaucratic, using websites to facilitate the process with few strings attached. Karin Matussek, Bloomberg.com, 10 May 2020

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First Known Use of unbureaucratic

1865, in the meaning defined above

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“Unbureaucratic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbureaucratic. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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