bureaucratic bureaucratic  /ˌbjʊ rə ˈkræ tɪk/


  • (adj) of or relating to or resembling a bureaucrat or bureaucracy

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  1. How years of misguided policies and bureaucratic bungling left New Orleans defenseless against Katrina and why it may happen again.
  2. Not long after the Bolsheviks had seized power in 1917, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin filled out a bureaucratic questionnaire.
  3. Even through a fog of bureaucratic paraphrasing, Riduan Isamuddinbetter known as Hambaliappears a very unhappy man.


  1. Palisadian Post

    While the world of the living can present many challenges, the world of the dead has been a bureaucratic nightmare for 95-year-old Alice Brown, a longtime resident of Pacific Palisades.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Palisadian-Post

  2. Editorial: Talkin' trash about Detroit restructuring

    A request for private-sector companies to take over city trash collection is an object lesson in the power of an emergency manager. Orr can cut through the bureaucratic red tape that's stymied restructuring efforts for years. As Orr's Friday meeting with Detroit's creditors and pensioners looms, let's hope it's a power he's learned to wield deftly.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press

  3. The NCAA's Enforcement Division Is A Mess, And That's A Good Thing

    This week's Sports Illustrated (print edition) includes a lengthy rundown of the bureaucratic troubles plaguing the NCAA's enforcement division. SI 's take: That the ineptitude created by these troubles is preventing the NCAA from properly administering its rulebook. SI treats this as a problem, as something we all ought to lament. But isn't it good news? SI 's story picks up where Yahoo! left ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Deadspin


  1. Some leaders, Petraeus said, could be making "this more bureaucratic or more restrictive than necessary when our troops and our Afghan partners are in a tough spot. And when they are in a tough spot, it's a moral imperative that we use everything we...
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: David Petraeus Source: USA Today

  2. "The problems at Walter Reed were caused by bureaucratic and administrative failures," Bush said during a nearly three-hour visit to the medical center his first since reports surfaced of shabby conditions for veterans in outpatient housing....
    on Mar 31, 2007 By: President Bush Source: ABC News

  3. "The IG's report documents bureaucratic muddle at its worst," said Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. "We didn't realize what an understatement it was when NBIS told us its system was not...
    on Aug 10, 2007 By: John Dingell Source: USA Today

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