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adjective as in governmental

adjective as in political

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His story opens and closes with a bureaucratic roundelay that many travelers, including those who are not transporting traps or a puma, may find relatable.

Historically, the DNI had authority on paper that didn’t always translate into bureaucratic clout.

The official name of the grant program is the Urban Area Security Initiative, and its organizational chart is a bureaucratic maze, all housed under the San Diego County Unified Disaster Council.

China isn’t exactly great about meeting deadlines either, but its space agency doesn’t have to deal with bureaucratic uncertainty the way NASA does.

That changed after a Voice of San Diego story highlighted bureaucratic fumbling by city and county officials as hepatitis A deaths increased.

The path may be there, but current travelers to Sudan face a bureaucratic nightmare of permits and road blocks.

Bureaucratic inertia is, by long tradition, the most efficient dispatcher of scandals.

Even private institutions, which most likely have less bureaucratic hurdles to deal with, have been slow to pull the trigger.

This entire ordeal reeks of bureaucratic overreach being bandied about in the name of “let-us-save-the-children” politics.

His most apparent and highly-touted skill was that he understood his way around bureaucratic Washington.

The last ties which bound him to the bureaucratic world snapped under the strain of this act of injustice.

The large amount of self-administration has prevented an undue increase of bureaucratic power.

Socialism does not mean that there is to be a great bureaucratic government owning everything and controlling everybody.

The new King was known to be no supporter of the predominantly bureaucratic and military monarchy of his father.

This plan was described by many as an example of a blundering surrender to Socialism and a concession to bureaucratic tendencies.


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On this page you'll find 161 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to bureaucratic, such as: departmental, governmental, legislative, managerial, organizational, and policy-making.

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