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Definition of "apolitical" []

  • Having no interest in or association with politics. (adjective)
  • Having no political relevance or importance: claimed that the President's upcoming trip was purely apolitical. (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.

Use "apolitical" in a sentence
  • "To suggest that these AP photographs should now be stripped of prior associations and rendered 'apolitical' is itself the most political stance one can take."
  • "Renzo attempts to remain apolitical during the Nazi occupation."
  • "This is why the film is "apolitical" - it doesn't take a stance on the Iraq war, which means in practice that (in the absence of critique) it can only be read as ratifying the war (or, at least as ratifying the late-Bush-surge and Obama-post-surge versions of the war, if not the idiotic Cheneyism that got us involved in Iraq in the first place)."