- ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ nBureaucratic means involving complicated rules and procedures which can cause long delays.
Diplomats believe that bureaucratic delays are inevitable...
The department has become a bureaucratic nightmare.
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bureaucratic — bu‧reau‧crat‧ic [ˌbjʊərəˈkrætɪk◂ ǁ ˌbjʊr ] adjective disapproving involving or having a lot of complicated and unnecessary official rules: • The group has had a history of being very bureaucratic and very slow moving * * * bureaucratic UK US… … Financial and business terms
Bureaucratic — Bu reau*crat ic, Bureaucratical Bu reau*crat ic*al, a. [Cf. F. bureaucratique.] Of, relating to, or resembling, a bureaucracy. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
bureaucratic — index ministerial, political Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
bureaucratic — 1836, from Fr. bureaucratique; see BUREAUCRACY (Cf. bureaucracy). Bureaucratization is from 1916 … Etymology dictionary
bureaucratic — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ become ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc. ▪ highly … Collocations dictionary
bureaucratic — bu|reau|crat|ic [ ,bjurə krætık ] adjective * involving a lot of complicated rules, details, and processes: a bureaucratic nightmare a. relating to official processes and the people whose job is to make sure that they are followed: bureaucratic… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
bureaucratic */ — UK [ˌbjʊərəˈkrætɪk] / US [ˌbjʊrəˈkrætɪk] adjective a) involving a lot of complicated rules, details, and processes a bureaucratic nightmare b) relating to official processes and the people whose job is to make sure that they are followed… … English dictionary
bureaucratic — adjective of or relating to or resembling a bureaucrat or bureaucracy (Freq. 3) his bureaucratic behavior annoyed his colleagues a bureaucratic nightmare • Pertains to noun: ↑bureaucrat, ↑bureaucracy • Derivationally related forms: ↑ … Useful english dictionary
bureaucratic — adjective Date: 1836 of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a bureaucracy or a bureaucrat < bureaucratic government > • bureaucratically adverb … New Collegiate Dictionary
bureaucratic — bureaucrat ► NOUN ▪ an official perceived as being overly concerned with procedural correctness. DERIVATIVES bureaucratic adjective … English terms dictionary