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1. bureaucracy

noun. ['bjʊˈrɑːkrəsi'] nonelective government officials.

Synonyms

  • bureaucratism
  • officialdom
  • government officials
  • Pentagon

Etymology

  • -cracy (English)
  • bureau (English)

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Rhymes with Bureaucracy

  • aristocracy
  • hypocrisy
  • democracy
  • theocracy
  • autocracy

How do you pronounce bureaucracy?

Pronounce bureaucracy as bjʊˈrɑkrəsi.

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How do you spell bureaucracy? Is it beaurocracy ?

A common misspelling of bureaucracy is beaurocracy

Sentences with bureaucracy


1. Noun, singular or mass
Decision making tends to happen speedily and with little bureaucracy.

Quotes about bureaucracy


1. The way I see it is that love can put an end to this bureaucracy people go through in their relationships. But it can't blind you to the fact that maybe there are bombs, there are problems and the ozone layer is depleting.
- Adrienne Shelly

2. Governments, if they endure, always tend increasingly toward aristocratic forms. No government in history has been known to evade this pattern. And as the aristocracy develops, government tends more and more to act exclusively in the interests of the ruling class -- whether that class be hereditary royalty, oligarchs of financial empires, or entrenched bureaucracy.
- Frank Herbert, Children of Dune

2. bureaucracy

noun. ['bjʊˈrɑːkrəsi'] any organization in which action is obstructed by insistence on unnecessary procedures and red tape.

Synonyms

  • organisation

Antonyms

  • finish
  • inactivity

Etymology

  • -cracy (English)
  • bureau (English)

3. bureaucracy

noun. ['bjʊˈrɑːkrəsi'] a government that is administered primarily by bureaus that are staffed with nonelective officials.

Synonyms

  • authorities
  • regime

Etymology

  • -cracy (English)
  • bureau (English)
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