Definition of solidarity in English:

solidarity

noun

  • 1Unity 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’
    • ‘We in Britain need to step up our efforts to support them with practical and political solidarity.’
    • ‘They were running the risk of forgetting the traditional values of hospitality and solidarity.’
    • ‘Such solidarity has now turned to support of world action to root out terror.’
    • ‘During this same half decade, the UN declared its first international day of solidarity with the Palestinian people.’
    • ‘It is a ritual with which your correspondent hastened to express solidarity.’
    • ‘An official call for support and solidarity from other unions has also now gone out.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It also makes it far easier for workers on strike to actively seek support and solidarity.’
    • ‘We will ask for solidarity from workers in other European countries to support our campaign.’
    • ‘The key to victory is mobilising the support for the firefighters into active solidarity.’
    • ‘In the early 1990s, demagogues took multiculturalism to terrible extremes, killing hundreds of thousands of people in the name of ethnic solidarity.’
    • ‘Huge cheers greeted car and bus passengers who waved flags and placards in solidarity with the demonstrators.’
    • ‘We are expecting these two countries to show their solidarity.’
    • ‘That meant it was down to individual activists and branches organising solidarity.’
    • ‘The best solidarity that other workers can give is to fight for better pay ourselves.’
    • ‘It was not hard to declare your solidarity for the Chileans.’
    • ‘They have set up a strike committee and are sending out speakers to win solidarity among other workers.’
    • ‘More shows of solidarity like this will boost the strikers.’
    • ‘The essence of internationalism is co-operation, collaboration and solidarity.’
    • ‘When he applauds solidarity, he means solidarity on his terms.’
    • ‘On returning to the class which had begun the walkout, Sebastian showed the students the same solidarity they had shown him.’
    • ‘An excellent discussion saw people agree on the need to organise solidarity with any action that did take place.’
    • ‘The left has got to be better coordinated and able to deliver solidarity.’
    • ‘The world is frightened, economies are dented, and war has eroded global solidarity.’
    • ‘Besides modesty and intimacy, they often enjoy a high level of social solidarity.’
    • ‘This indicated widespread support for those who show solidarity and a willingness to fight.’
    • ‘The Netherlands wishes to show solidarity and be a dependable European partner.’
    • ‘To reverse this trend we need to invest in new institutions of social solidarity.’
    • ‘There was a lot of discussion as to what form resistance and solidarity should take.’
    • ‘Other trade unionists, particularly in the north of England, should flood the strikers with solidarity.’
    • ‘I think the main worry is stock market uncertainty, but there seems to be a sort of solidarity with America shown by speculators.’
    • ‘As always, Candy and Dave have been a constant source of support and solidarity.’
    • ‘The sacked workers say that solidarity could be maintained if the dispute were made official.’
    • ‘The strikers can win if there is solidarity from other workers and the action is spread.’
    • ‘Inside the fence, people spoke of solidarity and consensus, of love and gentleness.’
    • ‘Above all, it has damaged the drive to build solidarity.’
    • ‘More than 400 other prison inmates joined them on June 20 in solidarity.’
    • ‘Support and solidarity experienced during the strike two weeks ago is still there.’
    • ‘The most remarkable and unexpected development, however, has been the sustained solidarity of the general public.’
    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 corps
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  • 2An independent trade union movement in Poland that developed into a mass campaign for political change and inspired popular opposition to communist regimes across eastern Europe during the 1980s.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from French solidarité, from solidaire ‘solidary’.

Pronunciation

solidarity

/ˌsɑləˈdɛrədi//ˌsäləˈderədē/