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I call crony capitalism, where you take money from successful small businesses, spend it in Washington on favored industries, on favored individuals, picking winners and losers in the economy, that's not pro-growth economics. That's not entrepreneurial economics. That's not helping small businesses. That's cronyism, that's corporate welfare.
Paul Ryan

Meaning of "cronyism" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CRONYISM

cronyism  [ˈkrəʊnɪˌɪzəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CRONYISM

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Cronyism is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CRONYISM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Cronyism

Cronyism is partiality to long-standing friends, especially by appointing them to positions of authority, regardless of their qualifications. Hence, cronyism is contrary in practice and principle to meritocracy. Cronyism exists when the appointer and the beneficiary are in social contact; often, the appointer is inadequate to hold his or her own job or position of authority, and for this reason the appointer appoints individuals who will not try to weaken him or her, or express views contrary to those of the appointer. Politically, "cronyism" is derogatorily used.

Definition of cronyism in the English dictionary

The definition of cronyism in the dictionary is the practice of appointing friends to high-level, esp political, posts regardless of their suitability.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CRONYISM


archaism
ˈɑːkɪˌɪzəm
atheism
ˈeɪθɪˌɪzəm
cockneyism
ˈkɒknɪˌɪzəm
fideism
ˈfiːdeɪˌɪzəm
Gandhiism
ˈɡændɪˌɪzəm
Hebraism
ˈhiːbreɪˌɪzəm
Judaism
ˈdʒuːdeɪˌɪzəm
McCarthyism
məˈkɑːθɪˌɪzəm
Mithraism
ˈmɪθreɪˌɪzəm
monotheism
ˈmɒnəʊθɪˌɪzəm
Naziism
ˈnɑːtsɪˌɪzəm
nimbyism
ˈnɪmbɪˌɪzəm
obeism
ˈəʊbɪˌɪzəm
pantheism
ˈpænθɪˌɪzəm
Pharisaism
ˈfærɪseɪˌɪzəm
reactionaryism
rɪˈækʃənərɪˌɪzəm
Trotskyism
ˈtrɒtskɪˌɪzəm
voluntaryism
ˈvɒləntərɪˌɪzəm
whiteboyism
ˈwaɪtbɔɪˌɪzəm
zanyism
ˈzeɪnɪˌɪzəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CRONYISM

crone
cronet
cronies
Cronin
Cronje
cronk
Cronos
Cronus
crony
croodle
crook
crookback
crookbacked
crooked
crooked on
crookedly
crookedness
crookery

WORDS THAT END LIKE CRONYISM

attorneyism
boobyism
bullyism
dandyism
dowdyism
flunkeyism
fogyism
gypsyism
hackneyism
hobbledehoyism
jockeyism
literaryism
lobbyism
partyism
puppyism
pygmyism
rowdyism
Tammanyism
toadyism
Toryism

Synonyms and antonyms of cronyism in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «cronyism» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CRONYISM

Find out the translation of cronyism to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of cronyism from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «cronyism» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

任人唯亲
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

amiguismo
570 millions of speakers

English

cronyism
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

cronyism
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

المحسوبية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

кумовство
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

nepotismo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

cronyism
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

copinage
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kronisme
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Vetternwirtschaft
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

縁故主義
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

연고주의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cronyism
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cronyism
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குடும்ப ஆட்சியினால்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कर्कशवाद
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kayırmacılık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

clientelismo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kumoterstwo
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

кумівство
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

nepotismul
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ευνοιοκρατία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

baantjies vir boeties
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

cronyism
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kameraderi
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of cronyism

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CRONYISM»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CRONYISM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about cronyism

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6 QUOTES WITH «CRONYISM»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word cronyism.
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Travis Kalanick
There's been so much corruption and so much cronyism in the taxi industry and so much regulatory capture, that if you ask for permission upfront for something that's already legal, you'll never get it.
2
Charles Koch
When you start attacking cronyism and people's political interests, it gets nasty.
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Charles Koch
I believe that cronyism is nothing more than welfare for the rich and powerful, and should be abolished.
4
Charles Koch
Far from trying to rig the system, I have spent decades opposing cronyism and all political favors, including mandates, subsidies and protective tariffs - even when we benefit from them.
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Paul Ryan
I call crony capitalism, where you take money from successful small businesses, spend it in Washington on favored industries, on favored individuals, picking winners and losers in the economy, that's not pro-growth economics. That's not entrepreneurial economics. That's not helping small businesses. That's cronyism, that's corporate welfare.
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Andrew Ross Sorkin
Several companies have explicit policies against cronyism, with good reason. Hiring a family member simply for a relationship can be troubling and may not necessarily serve a company's interests. But by and large, financial firms in particular commonly hire people who have certain connections, whether through family or a business relationship.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CRONYISM»

Discover the use of cronyism in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to cronyism and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Economic and Human Development in Contemporary India: ...
Against the background of the duality in development, this book focuses on structural deficiencies for a steady growth rate, and how to make growth inclusive.
Debdas Banerjee, 2009
2
Personalized Politics: The Malaysian State Under Mahathir
It was around this time that Anwar himself publicly stressed the need to "reform" the Malaysian version of "corruption, cronyism, and nepotism" in order to avoid an Indonesian-style crisis. Anwar even talked about the positive elements of the ...
In-wŏn Hwang, 2003
3
Political Participation in Beijing
cronyism. Furthermore, people's awareness of the impact of local government on their daily lives makes an important difference in cronyism. Those who believe local government has great influence are found to be more actively engaged in ...
Tianjian Shi, 1997
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Handbook of Organizational Politics
group membership or friendships are major determinants of fair treatment or good resource access, and the members of powerful organizational subgroups help each other cover up unethical practices, the result is 'cronyism'. Cronyism is the ...
Eran Vigoda-Gadot, Amos Drory, 2006
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ELECTORAL ESSAYS AND DISCOURSES
Cronyism in politics is frowned upon, as in the case of nepotism in politics, the popular belief is that appointments or other kinds of patronage flowing from cronyism might not be based on merit, unless proven to be otherwise. Thus when  ...
Carl W. Dundas, 2014
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The Fountain of Privilege: Political Foundations of Markets ...
However, there is a substantial difference between corruption and cronyism. Corruption is an informal, illegal method of redistribution, whereas cronyism is a more formal, legal, institutionalized, and socially sanctioned method. Influence ...
Hilton L. Root, 1994
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The Board Book: Making Your Corporate Board a Strategic ...
But cronyism is an innocent thing, isn't it? What could be wrong with inviting your friends and colleagues to sit on your board? After all, these are the people you know best, the people you trust. These are the people who will support you, the ...
Susan Shultz, 2001
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Parkinson's Law
wHat's. wrong. witH. cronyisM? Dr. Wu smiles enigmatically and points to the heap. 'None of them are any good', he says briefly. It's annoying ifyou're not one of the cronies, ofcourse, but what's wrong with cronyism really? Parkinson doesn't  ...
Leo Gough, 2011
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C. Northcote Parkinson’s Parkinson’s Law: A modern-day ...
wHat's. wrong. witH. cronyisM? Dr. Wu smiles enigmatically and points to the heap. 'None of them are any good', he says briefly. It's annoying ifyou're not one of the cronies, ofcourse, but what's wrong with cronyism really? Parkinson doesn't  ...
Leo Gough, 2011
10
The Politics of the Asian Economic Crisis
To economists, the term cronyism generally implies that collusion of any kind undermines market processes. In the Asian context, the meaning is more nuanced. These observers charge that there are two forms of cronyism at work. The first ...
T. J. Pempel, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CRONYISM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term cronyism is used in the context of the following news items.
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Mara-Dudley House scandal: Umno's cronyism in action
Mara-Dudley House scandal: Umno's cronyism in action. Web Specials · 2015 Web Specials. by admin - 8 Jul 2015. 0 0. Source: malaymailonline.com. 0. «Aliran Monthly, Jul 15»
2
Why American conservatives should root for Greece's crazy socialists
And Syriza is just that, a revolt of taxpayers against unbelievably corrupt cronyism in the European Union. Much of the indictment of Greece's ... «The Week Magazine, Jul 15»
3
Arnold Schwarzenegger's last act as governor still follows the …
... Bonnie Dumanis, Schwarzenegger's surprise commutation appeared as if Nunez was cashing in. "I think it was political cronyism at its worst." ... «CNN International, Jul 15»
4
Govt dismisses calls for Nama probe
... surrounding the sale of Nama's Northern Ireland portfolio to a US investment giant suggested “insider trading and political cronyism”. «Irish Examiner, Jul 15»
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Government jet sent to pick up Kenny after FG event
In its 2011 general election manifesto, in a section called “Tackling cronyism and feather bedding in politics”, Fine Gael said it would “introduce ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»
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Cooperative behaviour is not instinctive, but learnt
The researchers let 449 participants from India, a society that ranks very poor in corruption and cronyism indices, play a variant of the Prisoner's ... «Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, Jul 15»
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Voice of The Southern: Franklin County can learn from pistol range …
Enough with the cronyism and obfuscation that have overtaken Carbondale City Manager Kevin Baity's can-kicking crusade. Post the chief of ... «The Southern, Jul 15»
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An oxi and a naw to all project fears
It pledged to eliminate the corruption, cronyism and tax evasion of the Greek elites which had ruined the country. The Greeks have to take some ... «Herald Scotland, Jul 15»
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Peter Robinson could face grilling in Dail over sale of Nama's £1.3 …
He said Mr Wallace's allegations were indicative of insider trading and political cronyism in the sale. Nama and all the private firms involved in ... «Belfast Telegraph, Jul 15»
10
Twilight of the Euro Welfare State?
The Greek combination of welfarism-plus-cronyism, with a large helping of outright corruption, has long relied on other people's money from ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Cronyism [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/cronyism>. Aug 2019 ».
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