un·​dem·​o·​crat·​ic | \ ˌən-ˌde-mə-ˈkra-tik How to pronounce undemocratic (audio) \

Definition of undemocratic

: not democratic : not agreeing with democratic practice or ideals

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undemocratically \ ˌən-​ˌde-​mə-​ˈkra-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce undemocratic (audio) \ adverb

Examples of undemocratic in a Sentence

The proposed law is fundamentally undemocratic.
Recent Examples on the Web The 1877 law also allows Congress to contest and potentially discard individual states’ electoral votes through an odd, undemocratic process. Los Angeles Times, 13 June 2021 The board of education, at the time, even released a statement saying that the process was undemocratic. Lauren M. Johnson, CNN, 11 June 2021 But her comments that questioned competing agendas in the legislature and suggesting the Senate’s approval was undemocratic drew the ire of at least one lawmaker. Lisa Donovan, chicagotribune.com, 3 June 2021 Critics have already created a petition opposing Rocky Mountain National Park’s timed entry permits as unnecessary, unfair, undemocratic and discriminatory. Michael Childers, The Conversation, 1 June 2021 Voting rights activists, some of whom have already filed lawsuits, say the new law is an undemocratic effort to suppress the votes of racial minorities and others. Daniel Dale, CNN, 7 May 2021 Widely criticized as racist and undemocratic, the law includes new ID requirements for voters and restricts ballot drop boxes, among other provisions. Justin Curto, Vulture, 12 Apr. 2021 From the beginning, the American astronaut club was exceedingly undemocratic. Jeffrey Kluger, Time, 23 Apr. 2021 The Supreme Court, by design, is undemocratic, but is there a point beyond which its insulation from the will of the people becomes unjust? Evan Osnos, The New Yorker, 18 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of undemocratic

1839, in the meaning defined above

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“Undemocratic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undemocratic. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of undemocratic

: not agreeing with democratic practices or ideals : not democratic

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