What does cronyism mean?

Definitions for cronyismˈkroʊ niˌɪz əm

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word cronyism.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cronyism(noun)

    favoritism shown to friends and associates (as by appointing them to positions without regard for their qualifications)


  1. cronyism(Noun)

    favoritism to friends without regard for their qualifications, especially by appointing them to political positions.


  1. Cronyism

    Cronyism is partiality to long-standing friends, especially by appointing them to positions of authority, regardless of their qualifications. Hence, cronyism is contrary in practice and principle to meritocracy. Cronyism exists when the appointer and the beneficiary are in social contact; often, the appointer is inadequate to hold his or her own job or position of authority, and for this reason the appointer appoints individuals who will not try to weaken him or her, or express views contrary to those of the appointer. Politically, "cronyism" is derogatorily used.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cronyism in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cronyism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Peter Schweizer:

    What we're doing is a drill-down investigation of Jeb's finances similar to what we did with the Clintons in terms of looking at financial dealings, cronyism, who he's been involved with, we've found some interesting things.

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