HyperDic: democratic

English > 3 senses of the word democratic / Democratic:
ADJECTIVEalldemocraticcharacterized by or advocating or based upon the principles of democracy / democracy or social equality
pertDemocraticbelong to or relating to the Democratic Party
alldemocratic, popularrepresenting or appealing to or adapted for the benefit of the people at large
democratic / Democratic > pronunciation
Soundsdeh.mahkrae'tihk
Rhymesacademic ... Zurich: 733 rhymes with ihk...
English > democratic: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningCharacterized by or advocating or based upon the principles of democracy / democracy or social equality.
Examples
  • "democratic government"
  • "a democratic country"
  • "a democratic scorn for bloated dukes and lords"- George du Maurier
NarrowerantiauthoritarianOpposed to authoritarianism
classless, egalitarianfavoring / favoring social equality
parliamentaryHaving the supreme legislative power resting with a body of cabinet ministers chosen from and responsible to the legislature or parliament
parliamentaryIn accord / accord with rules / rules and customs of a legislative or deliberative assembly
participatoryaffording the opportunity for individual participation
popularcarried on by or for the people (or citizens) at large
representativeBeing or characteristic of government by representation in which citizens exercise power through elected officers and representatives
republicanHaving the supreme power lying in the body of citizens entitled to vote for officers and representatives responsible to them or characteristic of such government
See alsoelective, electedsubject to popular election
Oppositeundemocraticnot in agreement with or according to democratic doctrine or practice or ideals
Spanishdemocrático
Catalandemocràtic
Nounsdemocracythe political orientation of those who favor / favor government by the people or by their elected representatives / representatives
Adverbsdemocraticallyin a democratic manner
English > Democratic: 3 senses > adjective 2, pert
Meaningbelong to or relating to the Democratic Party.
Spanishdemócrata, democrático
Nounsdemocracya political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
democratan advocate of democratic principles
English > democratic: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaningrepresenting or appealing to or adapted for the benefit of the people at large.
Examples
  • "democratic art forms"
  • "a democratic or popular movement"
Synonympopular
BroadercommonHaving no special distinction or quality
Spanishdemocrático
Nounsdemocracythe doctrine that the numerical majority of an organized group can make decisions binding on the whole group

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