Thesaurus

oligarchies

noun
plural of oligarchy

Synonyms of oligarchies

1 a small group of people who exercise control over a country, business, etc.
  • Critics complain that the government is now dominated by an oligarchy of wealthy businesspeople.

Synonyms & Near Synonyms for oligarchies

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About oligarchies

Thesaurus Entries Near oligarchies

oleaginous

oligarchies

oligarchy

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Oligarchies.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/oligarchies. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on oligarchies

Nglish: Translation of oligarchies for Spanish Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!