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1. democracy

noun. ['dɪˈmɑːkrəsi'] the political orientation of those who favor government by the people or by their elected representatives.

Synonyms

  • political theory
  • political orientation

Antonyms

  • monism
  • internationalism
  • hawkishness

Etymology

  • -cracy (English)
  • demo- (English)
  • δῆμος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • democratie (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • democratia (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Democracy

  • aristocracy
  • bureaucracy
  • hypocrisy
  • theocracy
  • autocracy

Example sentences of the word democracy


1. Noun, singular or mass
Sometimes the people are asked to vote on specific issues in a democracy.

Quotes containing the word democracy


1. It's true that General Musharraf opposes my return, seeing me as a symbol of democracy in the country. He is comfortable with dictatorship. I hope better sense prevails.
- Benazir Bhutto

2. You know, real life doesn't just suddenly resolve itself. You have to keep working at it. Democracy, marriage, friendship. You can't just say, 'She's my best friend.' That's not a given, it's a process.
- Viggo Mortensen

3. Our brand of democracy is hard. But I can promise that a year from now, when I no longer hold this office, I'll be right there with you as a citizen - inspired by those voices of fairness and vision, of grit and good humor and kindness that have helped America travel so far.
- Barack Obama

2. democracy

noun. ['dɪˈmɑːkrəsi'] a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them.

Synonyms

  • parliamentary democracy
  • republic
  • Weimar Republic
  • form of government
  • commonwealth

Antonyms

  • dovishness
  • liberal

Etymology

  • -cracy (English)
  • demo- (English)
  • δῆμος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • democratie (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • democratia (Latin)

3. democracy

noun. ['dɪˈmɑːkrəsi'] the doctrine that the numerical majority of an organized group can make decisions binding on the whole group.

Synonyms

  • majority rule
  • ism
  • school of thought
  • doctrine
  • philosophical system

Antonyms

  • formalism
  • nationalism
  • pluralism
  • unbelief

Etymology

  • -cracy (English)
  • demo- (English)
  • δῆμος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • democratie (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • democratia (Latin)
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