NounMinority (plural minorities)
- Any subgroup that does not form a numerical majority.
- Most people agreed, but a sizable minority were upset by the decision.
- (politics, used attributively of a party, government, &c.) Empowered by or representing a minority (usually a plurality) of votes cast, legislative seats, &c., rather than an outright majority thereof.
- A member of an ethnic minority.
- The company claims it has hired several minorities since the complaint was lodged.
- Youth; period or condition of a person prior to reaching adulthood.
- (youth): childhood
Adjectives for Minority
enlightened; considerable; miserable; optimistic; aggressive; loud; troublesome; excitable; strong; substantial; intelligent; zealous; fanatic; hopeless; sulky; cultured.
Verbs for Minority
bind—; defeat—; deprive—; dispense with —; eliminate—; emerge from—; oppress—; organize—; overrun—; overthrow—; tyrannize—; weed out—; —bows to; —engages; —fights; —opposes; —sacrifices; —struggles; —suffers; —thins.
back seat, callowness, dewiness, disability, disablement, disqualification, freshness, greenness, humbleness, humility, imbecility, immaturity, inability, inadequacy, incapability, incapacitation, incapacity, incompetence, incompetency, inefficiency, ineptitude, inexperience, infancy, inferiority, insufficiency, juiciness, juniority, least, legal incapacity, lowliness, minority group, nonage, rawness, sappiness, second fiddle, second string, secondariness, servility, subjection, subordinacy, subordination, subservience, the few, the minority, third string, undevelopment, unfitness, unripeness, wardship, we happy few
- (UK) IPA: /maɪˈnɒ.ɹə.ti/, /məˈnɒ.ɹə.ti/
- (US) IPA: /maɪˈnɔɹ.ə.ti/, /mɨˈnɔɹ.ə.ti/
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