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aristocratic

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adjective aris·to·crat·ic \ə-ˌris-tə-ˈkra-tik, (ˌ)a-ˌris-tə-, ˌa-rə-stə-\

Definition of aristocratic

  1. 1 :  belonging to, having the qualities of, or favoring aristocracy

  2. 2 a :  socially exclusive <an aristocratic neighborhood> b :  snobbish

aris·to·crat·i·cal·lyplay \-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



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