Definition of solidary in English:



  • (of a group or community) characterized by solidarity or coincidence of interests.

    ‘a sociable and solidary regiment of some strength and purpose’
    • ‘Beset by all these threatening elements, the police become a solidary group.’
    • ‘Please pray for our solidary march for Israel on the 28th of April in Düsseldorf’
    • ‘The catastrophe affords a rehearsing of the insecurities that lie in wait beyond a solidary family and considerate neighbours.’
    • ‘The repentant oppressor must step ‘into the situation of those with whom one is solidary.’’
    • ‘He wants to make the French socialists ‘cosmopolitan, internationalist, solidary, and pro-European again’.’
    • ‘Following the advance of the division of labour, societies come to encompass a greater number of different organs which are more and more solidary with one another.’
    • ‘Individuals receive various kinds of benefits - material, solidary, and expressive - as they join groups.’
    • ‘Women's attempts to create solidary social relations within the communities also become the target of young men's rage.’
    • ‘Church and Outram argue instead that solidary behavior and the skill of managers and supervisors in dealing with labor unrest are more reliable indicators of the likelihood of strikes.’


Early 19th century: from French solidaire, from solide ‘solid’.