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bureaucrat Explained

bureaucrat at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


bureaucrat at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] someone who works in a bureaucracy and uses official rules very strictly//

bureaucrat at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(often disapproving) an official working in an organization or a government department, especially one who follows the rules of the department too strictly

Bureaucrat at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Bureaucrat \Bu*reau"crat\, n.
An official of a bureau; esp. an official confirmed in a
narrow and arbitrary routine. --C. Kingsley.

bureaucrat at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : an official of a bureaucracy [syn: {administrative official}]

bureaucrat at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: selfref » For Wiktionary's bureaucrats, see Category: Wiktionary:Bureaucrats -



From Inter: etyl » fr|en Inter: term » bureaucrate|lang=fr.


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˈbjʊərəkræt/|lang=en
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /ˈbjʊrəkræt/|lang=en


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • An official who is part of a bureaucracy

    Usage notes

    * Inter: sense » an official The term Inter: term » |bureaucrat, while often used in a professional and respectful manner, is oftentimes disdained by those who work in organizations, especially governmental organizations. This is due to connotations of rigidity, indifference, and especially laziness that the term can sometimes connote (the latter especially reflected in the oft-repeated derisive term Inter: term » |lazy bureaucrat). As a result, many workers in organizations, especially governmental organizations, prefer terms such as Inter: term » manager, Inter: term » public manager, Inter: term » public servant, Inter: term » public official, etc.

    Related terms

    * bureaucracy
    • bureaucratic


      Inter: trans-top » An official in a bureaucracy
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|بيروقراطي|m|tr=biruqraaTiy
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|官僚|tr=guānliáo|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|byrokrat|m
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|bureaukrat
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|bureaucraat|m
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|burokrato
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|byrokraatti
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|bureaucrate|m
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Bürokrat|m
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|γραφειοκράτης|m|f|tr=grafeiokrátis|sc=Grek
    • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|नौकरशाह|tr=naukraśāh

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|bürokrata
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|maorlathach|m
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|官僚|tr=かんりょう, kanryō
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|бирократ|m|tr=birokrát, Inter: t- » mk|чиновник|m|tr=čínovnik
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|byråkrat|m
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|burocrata Inter: m » f
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|birocrat|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|бюрократ|m|tr=bjurokrát
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|burócrata|m|f
  • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|byråkrat|c
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|bürokrat

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: et » bureaucrat
    Translation: el » bureaucrat
    Translation: fr » bureaucrat
    Translation: ko » bureaucrat
    Translation: io » bureaucrat
    Translation: hu » bureaucrat
    Translation: mg » bureaucrat
    Translation: ml » bureaucrat
    Translation: pl » bureaucrat
    Translation: ru » bureaucrat
    Translation: fi » bureaucrat
    Translation: sv » bureaucrat
    Translation: ta » bureaucrat
    Translation: tr » bureaucrat
    Translation: vi » bureaucrat
    Translation: zh » bureaucrat