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Definition of "anti-democratic" []

  • Opposing the democratic process or democracy, especially by the use of force (adjective)
  • Enforcing views contrary to that of a majority of the public (adjective)

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Use "anti-democratic" in a sentence
  • "Opinion polls in Latin America also show that the president's image has been tarnished as Chavez has resorted to a range of policies his opponents call anti-democratic, including attacking the news media and governing with decree powers."
  • "However absurd this may seem to a casual observer – Muslims, after all, make up, at most, 2 percent of the U.S. population – it is a fact that, when the guard of the democratic majority is let down, determined minorities in pursuit of anti-democratic aims can sometimes get their way."
  • "But history shows that anti-democratic regimes in Latin America and elsewhere can be overcome, even when they have the backing of the US, by campaigns for democracy and human rights."
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