Need another word that means the same as “undemocratic”? Find 12 synonyms for “undemocratic” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Undemocratic” are: autocratic, dictatorial, totalitarian, despotic, tyrannical, autarchic, draconian, absolute, arbitrary, oppressive, repressive, illiberal
Undemocratic as an Adjective
Definitions of "Undemocratic" as an adjective
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “undemocratic” as an adjective can have the following definitions:
- Not relating or according to democratic principles.
- Not in agreement with or according to democratic doctrine or practice or ideals.
Synonyms of "Undemocratic" as an adjective (12 Words)
|absolute||(of an adjective) used without an expressed noun (e.g. the brave).|
An absolute dimwit.
|arbitrary||Based on or subject to individual discretion or preference or sometimes impulse or caprice.|
The arbitrary rule of a dictator.
|autarchic||Of or relating to or characterized by autarchy.|
|autocratic||Taking no account of other people’s wishes or opinions; domineering.|
|despotic||Belonging to or having the characteristics of a despot.|
|dictatorial||Expecting unquestioning obedience.|
A dictatorial regime.
|draconian||(of laws or their application) excessively harsh and severe.|
The Nazis destroyed the independence of the press by a series of draconian laws.
|illiberal||Opposed to liberal principles; restricting freedom of thought or behaviour.|
Illiberal and anti democratic policies.
|oppressive||Inflicting harsh and authoritarian treatment.|
The day was sunless and oppressive.
|repressive||Inhibiting or preventing the expression or awareness of thoughts or desires.|
A repressive moral code.
|totalitarian||Of or relating to the principles of totalitarianism according to which the state regulates every realm of life.|
Totalitarian theory and practice.
|tyrannical||Exercising power in a cruel or arbitrary way.|
A tyrannical parent.
Usage Examples of "Undemocratic" as an adjective
- The union broke with its past undemocratic procedures.
- An undemocratic regime.