Definition of in the minority in English:

in the minority


  • Belonging to or constituting the smaller group or number.

    ‘those who acknowledge his influence are certainly in the minority’
    • ‘There are poems which express a more conventional view of God, but they're certainly in the minority.’
    • ‘You're also, however, running pretty puny databases and certainly in the minority.’
    • ‘Pirates would have been my choice but I would have thought I was in the minority.’
    • ‘More of my friends own stick shifts than not, so I've always felt in the minority.’
    • ‘We are in the minority and the American people have assigned us a role to play.’
    • ‘While I'm definitely in the minority on this view, there is a small comfort to be had.’
    • ‘While impact-related injuries certainly do occur, they are by far in the minority.’
    • ‘But she is in the minority, according to new research from Alliance & Leicester.’
    • ‘I am supporting the recommendations of the science committee and am currently in the minority.’
    • ‘Personally, I'd rather see debt repayment but I think I'm in the minority there.’