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Eurosceptic

Line breaks: Euro|scep¦tic
Pronunciation: /ˈjɔːrəʊˌskɛptɪk
 
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Definition of Eurosceptic in English:

noun

A person who is opposed to increasing the powers of the European Union.
Example sentences
  • In the 1990s Euro-sceptics called for referendums to decide on measures which involve a further integration of Britain into the European Union.
  • It is fervently to be hoped that the mainstream Conservative Party with support from Euro-sceptics wherever they are - will give the robust leadership required to lead the nation away from mortal danger.
  • Although Major won the vote, he was struck by the strength of the Euro-sceptics and became increasingly suspicious of some of his colleagues.

Derivatives

Eurosceptical

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • This means a hardened Euro-sceptical rhetoric from him, but also heightened tensions with the real Tory Euro-sceptics over withdrawal.
  • And the question I'd ask you (even those of you who are deeply Euro-sceptical) is ‘would Europe be better off with or without its Parliament?’
  • The block between the Atlantic and the Oder would only lead to polarised opposition from the remaining EU treaty partners, which would predictably turn to Euro-sceptical England or orient themselves increasingly towards America.

Euroscepticism

2
noun
Example sentences
  • The small no majority in the first Danish referendum in June 1992 acted as a catalyst for a new wave of Euro-scepticism, and the ratification process became both long and painful.
  • The UK Independence Party was rewriting the political map of Britain last night as a tide of Euro-scepticism dominated the European Parliament elections.
  • This should be resisted, as he believes there are many who share his own Euro-scepticism, and who will vote to reject the Constitution, but who want Britain to remain in the EU.

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