Definition of antidemocratic in English:



  • In conflict with the principles of democracy.

    ‘these antidemocratic measures have severely curtailed political freedom’
    • ‘He also goes a little too light on the anti-democratic clampdowns.’
    • ‘The attitude of the majority on the panel was brazenly antidemocratic.’
    • ‘Attacks on him for deciding to enter the presidential race are intrinsically anti-democratic.’
    • ‘He documented how Labor had voted for all three pieces of anti-democratic legislation.’
    • ‘Actual, real, visible change must be made or the anti-democratic forces will prevail.’
    • ‘The Electoral Reform Society has produced a damning analysis of the anti-democratic nature of the 2005 general election.’
    • ‘Further, federalism decisions are far less anti-democratic than individual-rights decisions.’
    • ‘The latest changes remove the most obvious anti-democratic features of the previous laws.’
    • ‘They got to see the worst anti-democratic face of the American power.’
    • ‘In order to cover up their own anti-democratic practices, they are sacrificing fundamental political rights.’
    • ‘Faced with criticism of her anti-democratic actions, the president was forced to back off.’
    • ‘The parties didn't want to appear anti-democratic in the run-up to next year's presidential election.’
    • ‘Entrenched anti-democratic practices undoubtedly played a role in the election outcome.’
    • ‘This is the kind of behaviour we could expect from any violent, anti-democratic organisation.’
    • ‘By no means, with reference to our longstanding norms, could this behaviour be considered either extreme or antidemocratic.’
    • ‘This reactionary perspective has handed successive governments an opportunity to develop anti-democratic repressive measures.’
    • ‘Instead the recent reaction to these decisions has done little to challenge the illiberal, anti-democratic drift of our time.’
    • ‘Numerous protest groups in Britain have developed this anti-democratic character over recent years.’
    • ‘You can't have anything more anti-democratic than capitalism.’
    • ‘The anti-democratic nature of the monarchy is obvious.’
    authoritarian, autocratic, autarchic, dictatorial, tyrannical, oppressive, repressive, one-party, monocratic, absolute, absolutist, undemocratic, anti-democratic, illiberal, despotic, fascist, fascistic, Nazi, neo-Nazi, Stalinist



/ˌantēˌdeməˈkratik/ /ˌæntiˌdɛməˈkrætɪk/ /ˌantīˌdeməˈkratik/ /ˌæntaɪˌdɛməˈkrætɪk/