- pertaining to or of the nature of democracy or a democracy.
- pertaining to or characterized by the principle of political or social equality for all: democratic treatment.
- advocating or upholding democracy.
- (initial capital letter) Politics.
- of, relating to, or characteristic of the Democratic Party.
- of, relating to, or belonging to the Democratic-Republican Party.
Origin of democratic
Examples from the Web for undemocratic
Paradoxically, we have a political system where we democratically elect senators to work in undemocratic body.Senate Democrats Didn’t Go Far Enough to Kill the Filibuster
November 22, 2013
These brilliant lawyers sat around the room deciding how they could most effectively quiet Rabbi Kahane in an undemocratic manner.Banning Kahane Google App Won't Work
July 2, 2013
Israel is a flawed but vibrant democracy being corrupted by a brutal, undemocratic occupation on land it conquered in 1967.Why Do People Keep Calling Israel an Apartheid State When It’s Not?
May 3, 2013
Lapid may be malleable, but Bennett was without question on the hard-right, verging on undemocratic.A Vote Against Bibi, Not His Policies
January 22, 2013
The opposition has said that the drafting was driven by Islamist interests and finalized in undemocratic fashion.Egypt’s Tense Constitutional Referendum
Mike Giglio, Vivian Salama
December 16, 2012
Because we are serving notice that we are against a system that is political and undemocratic.Stover at Yale
The attitude of Socialists toward the courts of law is undemocratic.
Much of the old poetry should be discouraged for it is debased and undemocratic.The Literature of Ecstasy
It is valuable in our democracy in proportion as it is undemocratic.Congressional Government
All this is undemocratic and unwholesome in the highest degree.Aliens or Americans?
Howard B. Grose
- not characterized by, derived from, or relating to the principles of democracy
- of, characterized by, derived from, or relating to the principles of democracy
- upholding or favouring democracy or the interests of the common people
- popular with or for the benefit of alldemocratic sports
Word Origin and History for undemocratic
c.1600, from French démocratique, from Medieval Latin democraticus, from Greek demokratikos "of or for democracy; favoring democracy," from demokratia (see democracy). Earlier was democratian (1570s).
As a political faction name, from 1790 in reference to France. U.S. political usage (with a capital D) attested from c.1800. The party originally was the Anti-Federal party, then the Democratic-Republican (Democratic for short). It formed among those opposed to extensive powers for the U.S. federal government. The name of the party was not formally shortened to Democratic until 1829. Democratic socialism is attested from 1849.