Definition of "democratic" []

  • Of, characterized by, or advocating democracy: democratic government; a democratic union. (adjective)
  • Of or for the people in general; popular: a democratic movement; democratic art forms. (adjective)
  • Believing in or practicing social equality: "a proper democratic scorn for bloated dukes and lords” ( George du Maurier). (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of the Democratic Party. (adjective)
  • Of, characterized by, derived from, or relating to the principles of democracy (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Upholding or favouring democracy or the interests of the common people (adjective)
  • Popular with or for the benefit of all (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "democratic" in a sentence
  • "So let's see, all the Dixiecrats that left the Democratic party due to blacks and civil rights to become republicans, now will return to the democratic party of abortion and gay rights."
  • "Most of us used to believe in the Democratic process, however, Nancy Pelosi, who "took impeachment off the table", cheated the democratic process and instead bowed to King Bush."
  • "There are no sure bets in politics, and money alone is not the key barometer to electability, just ask Democratic moneybags, and key Clinton Confidant Terry McAuliffe who ran and lost the democratic primary in Virginia for Governor."