undemocratic

adjective

un·​dem·​o·​crat·​ic ˌən-ˌde-mə-ˈkra-tik How to pronounce undemocratic (audio)
: not democratic : not agreeing with democratic practice or ideals
undemocratically adverb

Examples of undemocratic in a Sentence

The proposed law is fundamentally undemocratic.
Recent Examples on the Web But the focus of Xi Thought on soft power is the less developed, less wealthy, and often undemocratic parts of the world. Steve Tsang, TIME, 11 May 2024 Western governments condemned the re-election as unfair and undemocratic. Fox News, 6 May 2024 But well beyond the disastrous optics of the speech, revelations of the Democratic Party’s behind-the-scenes machinations, along with their decidedly undemocratic public actions since the midterm elections, have exposed a gaping disconnect between their claims and reality. Elizabeth Stauffer, Washington Examiner, 12 Jan. 2024 Marc Johnson, a community leader in University Heights, called the move undemocratic. David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Mar. 2024 The top-two primary system is fundamentally undemocratic by muting the voices of all minority parties. Letters To The Editor, The Mercury News, 22 Mar. 2024 However, many Palestinians, polls show, regard his administration as corrupt, undemocratic and out of touch. Christopher Cann, USA TODAY, 27 Feb. 2024 The Berlinale stands for basic democratic values and against right-wing extremism and supports all demonstrations and other initiatives against the undemocratic currents. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Feb. 2024 Read Berlinale’s full statement, which was first reported by Deadline: The Berlinale stands for basic democratic values and against right-wing extremism and supports all demonstrations and other initiatives against the undemocratic currents. Michaela Zee, Variety, 3 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of undemocratic was in 1839

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“Undemocratic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undemocratic. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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