apolitical (adj.) 1947, from a- "not" (see A- (Cf. a-) (3)) + POLITICAL (Cf. political).

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  • Apolitical — The state or quality of being apolitical can be the apathy and/or the antipathy towards all political affiliations.[1] Being apolitical can also refer to situations in which people take an unbiased position in regard to political matters. See… …   Wikipedia

  • apolitical — a|po|lit|i|cal [ˌeıpəˈlıtıkəl] adj not interested in politics, or not connected with any political party ▪ a group of apolitical young professional people ▪ an apolitical organization …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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 …  

  • apolitical unpolitical — nonpolitical onpolitical adj. not political. Opposite of {political}. [Narrower terms: {apolitical, unpolitical}] [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

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