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1[mass noun] Unity or agreement of feeling or action, especially among individuals with a common interest; mutual support within a group.‘factory workers voiced solidarity with the striking students’
unanimity, unity, like-mindedness, agreement, accord, harmony, consensus, concord, concurrence, singleness of purpose, community of interest, mutual support, cooperation, cohesion, team spirit, camaraderie, esprit de corpsView synonyms
- ‘To reverse this trend we need to invest in new institutions of social solidarity.’
- ‘The Netherlands wishes to show solidarity and be a dependable European partner.’
- ‘There was a lot of discussion as to what form resistance and solidarity should take.’
- ‘Inside the fence, people spoke of solidarity and consensus, of love and gentleness.’
- ‘Many people reflect upon the 1960s as a decade of solidarity among the common people.’
- ‘We want to express solidarity with our brothers who are being bombed by warplanes and tanks.’
- ‘The sacked workers say that solidarity could be maintained if the dispute were made official.’
- ‘They have set up a strike committee and are sending out speakers to win solidarity among other workers.’
- ‘The best solidarity that other workers can give is to fight for better pay ourselves.’
- ‘We in Britain need to step up our efforts to support them with practical and political solidarity.’
- ‘As always, Candy and Dave have been a constant source of support and solidarity.’
- ‘It also makes it far easier for workers on strike to actively seek support and solidarity.’
- ‘The strikers can win if there is solidarity from other workers and the action is spread.’
- ‘The world is frightened, economies are dented, and war has eroded global solidarity.’
- ‘We will ask for solidarity from workers in other European countries to support our campaign.’
- ‘Besides modesty and intimacy, they often enjoy a high level of social solidarity.’
- ‘An official call for support and solidarity from other unions has also now gone out.’
- ‘This indicated widespread support for those who show solidarity and a willingness to fight.’
- ‘The key to victory is mobilising the support for the firefighters into active solidarity.’
- ‘That meant it was down to individual activists and branches organising solidarity.’
2An independent trade union movement in Poland which developed into a mass campaign for political change and inspired popular opposition to Communist regimes across eastern Europe. Formed in 1980 under the leadership of Lech Wałęsa, it was banned in 1981 following the imposition of martial law. Legalized again in 1989, it won a majority in the elections of that year.
Mid 19th century: from French solidarité, from solidaire solidary.
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