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abstentionism

ab·sten·tion·ism
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-sten-shuh-niz-uh m]
    • /æbˈstɛn ʃəˌnɪz əm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-sten-shuh-niz-uh m]
    • /æbˈstɛn ʃəˌnɪz əm/

Definitions of abstentionism word

  • noun abstentionism the policy of withholding one's vote or refusing to participate in some other aspect of the political process 3
  • noun abstentionism the refusal of a government to participate in international relations or alliances that it regards as detrimental to its interests. 1
  • noun abstentionism A policy of abstaining or of the desirability of withholding one's vote or other participation with regard to some aspect of the political process. (First attested in the mid 20th century.). 1

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Parts of speech for Abstentionism

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abstentionism popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 51% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 53% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

abstentionism usage trend in Literature

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