- Solidarity is a unifying opinion, feeling, purpose or interest among a group of people.
An example of solidarity is a protest with a clear goal.
combination or agreement of all elements or individuals, as of a group; complete unity, as of opinion, purpose, interest, or feeling
Origin of solidarityFrench solidarité ; from solidaire: see solid and amp; -ary
Unity of purpose, interest, or sympathy: People gathered to show solidarity with the earthquake victims.
Origin of solidarityFrench solidarité, from solidaire, interdependent, from Old French, in common, from Latin solidus, solid, whole; see solid.
(countable and uncountable, plural solidarities)
- (countable) A bond of unity or agreement between individuals, united around a common goal or against a common enemy, such as the unifying principle that defines the labor movement; mutual support within a group.
- A long time union member himself, Phil showed solidarity with the picketing grocery store workers by shopping at a competing, unionized store.
- (uncountable) Willingness to give psychological and/or material support when another person is in a difficult position or needs affection.
- Only the solidarity provided by her siblings allowed Margret to cope with her mother's harrowing death.