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hegemonic

[hej-uh-mon-ik] /ˌhɛdʒ əˈmɒn ɪk/
adjective
1.
having hegemony, or dominance:
the ruling party's hegemonic control of all facets of society.
Sometimes, hegemonical.
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  • Thinking people cannot accept one more twist to a hegemonic new world order.
  • As a result, environmentalism remained hegemonic throughout the 1960s.
  • Moreover, there is a general logic to such witch-hunting that has become a pathetically hegemonic mode of political activism.
  • Getting speeding tickets probably is the most efficient way to overthrow the hegemonic power structure.
  • Basically, he examines the hegemonic societal interests that have led us to this place; it's a very interesting read.
  • Even so, the free market has not succeeded in establishing the hegemonic power that was envisaged for it.
  • For half a century the dollar has been the hegemonic currency.
  • And only a hegemonic ideology can convince leaders to persist in such counterproductive policies.
  • The coming economic, technological and hegemonic restructuring will be a long drawn out affair, including world war.
  • It was the hegemonic power, and indulged in a series of wars abroad.
Word Origin and History for hegemonic
adj.

1650s, from Greek hegemonikos "related to a leader, capable of command," from hegemon (see hegemony). Earlier in same sense was hegemonical (1610s).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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