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Not relating or according to democratic principles:‘an undemocratic regime’
autocratic, dictatorial, totalitarian, despotic, tyrannical, autarchic, draconian, absolute, arbitrary, oppressive, repressive, illiberal, undemocratic, anti-democraticView synonyms
- ‘If these elections had taken place anywhere else in the world they would have been denounced as undemocratic and unfair.’
- ‘Councillors have been attacked for being undemocratic over their decision to close a secondary school.’
- ‘When a democratic election results in an undemocratic outcome, it's time to reflect.’
- ‘There is a growing perception that the decision-making is remote, opaque, and even undemocratic.’
- ‘Doctors are contesting the regulations as undemocratic, arbitrary and Draconian.’
- ‘The anti-monarchy lobby insist that the monarch is a burden on the taxpayer and undemocratic.’
- ‘This is partly because of the increasing recognition of the undemocratic and corrosive effects of secrecy.’
- ‘The move was denounced by human rights organisations as racist, undemocratic and discriminatory.’
- ‘This being the case, then it would seem to me to be undemocratic for unions and Government to join forces in preventing them from doing so.’
- ‘The member who just preceded me said that this is an undemocratic bill.’
- ‘The new system operates as a quango and is therefore undemocratic.’
- ‘The undemocratic character of the meeting was further underscored by the manner in which it was called.’
- ‘It's not just the fact that they're unelected that makes it undemocratic, but the way they are put there.’
- ‘All I can add is that I feel increasingly desperate and depressed about our increasingly undemocratic society.’
- ‘This divide and rule policy has been as crudely mercenary as it has been undemocratic.’
- ‘In this warped environment, an undemocratic opposition movement was born.’
- ‘This is a war that would be as immoral as it would be illegal and undemocratic.’
- ‘Detaining people in a prison for three months before charging them is a sign of a completely undemocratic society.’
- ‘The premier later told reporters that a referendum election is undemocratic and may be illegal.’
- ‘Strengthening the hand of undemocratic regimes may be unavoidable in the short term.’
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