undemocratic

adjective
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

Other Words from undemocratic

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 Equally disturbing was the unprecedented and undemocratic attempts by Republican members of Congress -- without justification or legitimate reason -- to block the certification of the results of a free and fair election. Baltimore Sun, 18 May 2022 That is undemocratic because, in a democracy, losses must be distributed across groups. Lisa Deaderick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 June 2022 State handouts to corporations, which cost at least $95 billion a year nationwide, are fundamentally undemocratic, in addition to being ineffective and expensive. James Hohman, Fortune, 21 Apr. 2022 Pushing these blatantly undemocratic voter suppression laws. Michael Tomasky, The New Republic, 11 Apr. 2022 Orban’s Putin-friendly stance has also alienated Poland, which previously stood with him in rebuffing EU criticism of undemocratic practices. Laura Kingstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 9 Apr. 2022 Paul Manafort was a longtime Republican consultant and lobbyist who’d developed a speciality working with unsavory, undemocratic clients. Ilya Marritz, ProPublica, 1 Mar. 2022 And when does preventing unconstitutional uses of government power cross the line into undemocratic manipulation? Samuel Goldman, The Week, 9 Feb. 2022 Yet courts can function in a similarly undemocratic fashion and practice a kind of gerrymandering of their own. Josh Blackman, WSJ, 28 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of undemocratic

1839, in the meaning defined above

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28 Jun 2022

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“Undemocratic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undemocratic. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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