follow Dictionary.com

Stories We Like: A Guide to the Comma

apolitical

[ey-puh-lit-i-kuh l] /ˌeɪ pəˈlɪt ɪ kəl/
adjective
1.
not political; of no political significance:
an apolitical organization.
2.
not involved or interested in politics.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; a-6 + political
Related forms
apolitically, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples for apolitical
  • Until the science of treatment is guided by apolitical and non-financial motives, this will continue to be the case.
  • The film was recognized for its decidedly apolitical approach to the war.
  • The truth is, he should have seen what was coming and offered a sober, apolitical warning.
  • Most of them are apolitical and do not appear on the radar screen of the state control.
  • While inherently apolitical, this audience does not live in an apolitical media environment.
  • List any sales of a good or service to apolitical subdivision of the state ifa commission from the sale was received.
  • List any sales of a good or service to apolitical subdivision of the state if a commission from the sale was received.
  • Others refuse to release data, even for legitimate apolitical research.
  • His defense of apolitical service learning is unorthodox.
British Dictionary definitions for apolitical

apolitical

/ˌeɪpəˈlɪtɪkəl/
adjective
1.
politically neutral; without political attitudes, content, or bias
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for apolitical
apolitical
1952, from a- "not" (see a- (3)) + political. First attested in writings of Mary McCarthy.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for apolitical

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for apolitical

14
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with apolitical