[ UK /dˌɛməkɹˈætɪk/ ]
[ US /ˌdɛməˈkɹætɪk/ ]
  1. characterized by or advocating or based upon the principles of democracy or social equality
    a democratic country
    a democratic scorn for bloated dukes and lords
    democratic government
  2. representing or appealing to or adapted for the benefit of the people at large
    popular thought
    democratic art forms
    popular fiction
    popular science
    a democratic or popular movement
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How To Use democratic In A Sentence

  • I'm not sure what Laurie from Manly Dorm might be referring to as hate mongering (although I see that talking about secession is divisive), but I'd like to point out it's not hateful to say the Bush administration is antidemocratic, plutocratic and militarily adventuristic. American Coastopia!
  • Gadafy's striking non-endorsement of the Democratic candidate focused in part on Obama's pledge of "unshakeable" support for Israel, which caused dismay, if not surprise, across the Arab and Muslim worlds last week. Obama Taking Over Democratic National Committee Partly To Avoid Kerry's Fate
  • Uzbekistan reaffirms its commitment to implement democratic reforms.
  • All democratic associations or groups were outlawed. Paul VI - The First Modern Pope
  • Democratic individuals, who in any case are likely to have similar beliefs and opinions because they are similarly situated, easily fall under the hegemonic sway of public opinion.
  • Its political culture, once fiercely democratic, is being eroded by a manipulated, bureaucratic legalism that identifies dissent as disloyalty.
  • Just ahead, the Democratic ticket is official, and the game is underway.
  • I also think that Edwards took certain positions in his 1998 Senate campaign which won't work well in national Democratic politics - particularly, if I remember correctly, supporting right-to-work laws.
  • So, while not disavowing the memo should your Democratic staff on the select committee be taking that as a straightforward admonition?
  • He noted that there is currently no democratic way of allowing the release of synbio technology, to which Dr. Gutmann retorted that there is no democratic way of banning it either. Michael Rugnetta: The Presidential Commission and Synthetic Biology
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