Definitions for undemocratic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. undemocratic(adj)

    not in agreement with or according to democratic doctrine or practice or ideals

    "the union broke with its past undemocratic procedures"

Wiktionary

  1. undemocratic(Adjective)

    Not democratic

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Peter Pitts:

    It would be very undemocratic not to let the other senators have their say.

  2. Richard Kovacevich:

    ETFs don't want to spend the money, but saving money shouldn't dictate how people vote. It's undemocratic.

  3. Nikorn Jamnong:

    It's an undemocratic constitution ... No political party agrees with this constitution, there could be more political division if the reform committee takes sides and gives too much power to any one government.

  4. Rudyard Kipling:

    For undemocratic reasons and for motives not of State, they arrive at their conclusions -- largely inarticulate. Being void of self-expression they confide their views to none; but sometimes in a smoking room, one learns why things were done.

  5. Clive Staples Lewis:

    What I want to fix your attention on is the vast overall movement towards the discrediting, and finally the elimination, of every kind of human excellence -- moral, cultural, social or intellectual. And is it not pretty to notice how 'democracy' (in the incantatory sense) is now doing for us the work that was once done by the most ancient dictatorships, and by the same methods The basic proposal of the new education is to be that dunces and idlers must not be made to feel inferior to intelligent and industrious pupils. That would be 'undemocratic.' Children who are fit to proceed may be artificially kept back, because the others would get a trauma by being left behind. The bright pupil thus remains democratically fettered to his own age group throughout his school career, and a boy who would be capable of tackling Aeschylus or Dante sits listening to his coeval's attempts to spell out A CAT SAT ON A MAT. We may reasonably hope for the virtual abolition of education when 'I'm as good as you' has fully had its way. All incentives to learn and all penalties for not learning will vanish. The few who might want to learn will be prevented who are they to overtop their fellows And anyway, the teachers -- or should I say nurses -- will be far too busy reassuring the dunces and patting them on the back to waste any time on real teaching. We shall no longer have to plan and toil to spread imperturbable conceit and incurable ignorance among men.


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