follow Dictionary.com

Denotation vs. Connotation

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 of apolitical
1950-1955
1950-55; a-6 + political
Related forms
apolitically, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for apolitical
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • That royal personage, in apolitical sense, can do no wrong: official infallibility is the consequence.

    The Monikins J. Fenimore Cooper
  • A king or a political "boss," having an army or apolitical "machine" at his command, can do much.

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
adj.

1947, from a- "not" (see a- (3)) + political.

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

0
18
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for apolitical