apolitical


apolitical
[[t]e͟ɪpəlɪ̱tɪk(ə)l[/t]]
1) ADJ-GRADED Someone who is apolitical is not interested in politics.

As a musician, you cannot be apolitical.

Ant:
2) ADJ If you describe an organization or an activity as apolitical, you mean that it is not linked to a particular political party.

...the normally apolitical European Commission...

Others maintain the violence is apolitical and the perpetrators are just gangs bent on defying authority.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • apolitical — apolitically, adv. /ay peuh lit i keuhl/, adj. 1. not political; of no political significance: an apolitical organization. 2. not involved or interested in politics. [1950 55; A 6 + POLITICAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • apolitical — 1. adjective a) Having no interest in politics The Queen is an figure. b) Having no political relevance or function The PMs visit to the school was entirely apolitical. 2 …   Wiktionary

  • apolitical — /eɪpəˈlɪtɪkəl / (say aypuh litikuhl) adjective 1. having no interest in political issues. 2. not involving obligations to a particular political party: the vote on this issue is apolitical …   Australian English dictionary

  • apolitical — adjective Date: 1935 1. having no interest or involvement in political affairs; also having an aversion to politics or political affairs 2. having no political significance • apolitically adverb • apoliticism …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • apolitical — a|po|lit|i|cal [ ,eıpə lıtıkl ] adjective 1. ) not interested in politics or political issues 2. ) not connected with a particular political party …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English