What is another word for minority?

193 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ ma͡ɪnˈɒɹɪti], [ ma‍ɪnˈɒɹɪti], [ m_aɪ_n_ˈɒ_ɹ_ɪ_t_i]

Minority is a term commonly used to describe a group of people who make up a smaller portion of a larger community. However, there are various synonyms that can be used to describe this group more specifically. For instance, the term "ethnic minority" is commonly used to describe a group of people who belong to a specific racial or ethnic group, but make up a smaller percentage of the population. Other synonyms for minority include "underrepresented," "marginalized," "disadvantaged," and "oppressed." Each of these terms implies a level of social or political disadvantage that the group in question may face due to their perceived differences from the dominant culture.

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What are the hypernyms for Minority?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    Minority Group, underrepresented group, disadvantaged group, minority population, underrepresented population.

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What are the opposite words for minority?

The word "minority" refers to a group of people or things that are less in number than the others. The antonyms for this word could be 'majority,' 'plurality,' or 'dominant.' Majority refers to the larger number or amount of something, while plurality means the largest number of a group that is less than a majority. The word dominant refers to something or someone that has control or influence over others. Other antonyms of the word 'minority' could be 'mainstream,' 'main body,' or 'commonality,' which signify the central or most significant group of people or things within an organization or society.

Usage examples for Minority

There were still a number of girls in the freshman class who clung to Muriel and Mignon, but they were in the minority.
"Marjorie Dean High School Freshman"
Pauline Lester
A growing minority of the democratic party in France is indeed opposed to this unfortunate over-government, but the democratic party in general has always countenanced it, perhaps more than any other party, because to their minds government represents the will of the people, and the people cannot be supposed to have any reason to restrain its own will.
"Contemporary Socialism"
John Rae
I know there is a class, but I fondly hope they are the minority, who will resist this solid basis even-who would not believe the truth should Christ himself be its medium of utterance and defence.
"Marital Power Exemplified in Mrs. Packard's Trial, and Self-Defence from the Charge of Insanity"
Elizabeth Parsons Ware Packard

Famous quotes with Minority

  • It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds.
    Samuel Adams
  • It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.
    Samuel Adams
  • What's a cult? It just means not enough people to make a minority.
    Robert Altman
  • The majority does not rule in America, but the minority shouldn't hijack it. And it's because we're afraid. They have isolated us and made us feel as though we're alone. We're not.
    Glenn Beck
  • The very purpose of the Bill of Rights and the Constitution is to protect minority rights against majority voters. Every court decision that strikes down discriminatory legislation, including past Supreme Court decisions, affirming the fundamental rights to marry the person you love, overrules a majority decision.
    David Boies

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