[ey-puh-lit-i-kuh l]


not political; of no political significance: an apolitical organization.
not involved or interested in politics.

Origin of apolitical

First recorded in 1950–55; a-6 + political
Related formsa·po·lit·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for apolitical

Contemporary Examples of apolitical

Historical Examples of apolitical

  • That royal personage, in apolitical sense, can do no wrong: official infallibility is the consequence.

    The Monikins

    J. Fenimore Cooper

  • A king or a political "boss," having an army or apolitical "machine" at his command, can do much.

British Dictionary definitions for apolitical



politically neutral; without political attitudes, content, or bias
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Word Origin and History for apolitical

1947, from a- "not" (see a- (3)) + political.

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