aristocratic


aris·to·crat·ic

adjective \ə-ˌris-tə-ˈkra-tik, (ˌ)a-ˌris-tə-, ˌa-rə-stə-\

Definition of ARISTOCRATIC

1
:  belonging to, having the qualities of, or favoring aristocracy
2
a :  socially exclusive <an aristocratic neighborhood>
b :  snobbish
aris·to·crat·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of ARISTOCRATIC

  1. <the restaurant's cuisine is truly superb, but the maître d's aristocratic demeanor is a bit much>
  2. <an impoverished dowager who never lets people forget about her aristocratic origins>

Origin of ARISTOCRATIC

Middle French aristocratique, from Medieval Latin aristocraticus, from Greek aristokratikos, from aristokratia
First Known Use: 1602

Other Sociology Terms

bourgeois, ethos, eugenics, exurb, incommunicado, intelligentsia, megalopolis, metrosexual, mores, subculture

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