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demotic

  

      adj  
1    of or relating to the common people; popular  
2    of or relating to a simplified form of hieroglyphics used in ancient Egypt by the ordinary literate class outside the priesthood  
   Compare       hieratic  
      n  
3    the demotic script of ancient Egypt  
     (C19: from Greek demotikos of the people, from demotes a man of the people, commoner; see demos)  
  demotist      n  


Demotic  
      n  
1    the spoken form of Modern Greek, now increasingly used in literature  
   Compare       Katharevusa  
      adj  
2    denoting or relating to this  
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Demotic  
      n  
1    the spoken form of Modern Greek, now increasingly used in literature  
   Compare       Katharevusa  
      adj  
2    denoting or relating to this  


demotic  
      adj  
1    of or relating to the common people; popular  
2    of or relating to a simplified form of hieroglyphics used in ancient Egypt by the ordinary literate class outside the priesthood  
   Compare       hieratic  
      n  
3    the demotic script of ancient Egypt  
     (C19: from Greek demotikos of the people, from demotes a man of the people, commoner; see demos)  
  demotist      n  

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demotic

  
  
common, common or garden, grass-roots, humble, lowborn, lowbrow, lower-class, ordinary, plebeian, popular, proletarian, vulgar, working-class  
  
Antonyms     
   aristocratic, blue-blooded, elite, highborn, noble, patrician, upper-class  

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