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gentry

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of gentry

  1. 1 the highest class in a society <poor tenant farmers working for landed gentry> Synonyms elite, gentility, gentlefolk (also gentlefolks), aristocracy, nobility, patriciate, quality, upper class, upper crustRelated Words A-list, beau monde, beautiful people, café society, Four Hundred (or 400), glitterati, haut monde (also haute monde), jet set, society; carriage trade, plutocracyNear Antonyms commoners, (the) crowd, (the) masses, peasantry, peonage, (the) people, plebeians, plebs, (the) populace, (the) public, rank and file; bourgeoisie, middle class, working class; dregs, (the) herd, (the) mob, rabble, rabblement, riffraff, scum, trashAntonyms proletarians, proletariat

  2. 2 one of the segments of society into which people are grouped <the old-line yachting gentry frowns on vulgar displays of wealth> Synonyms caste, estate, folk, class, order, stratumRelated Words bracket, echelon, grade, layer, level, tier; place, position, rank, standing, status; food chain, grouping, hierarchy, stratification; clan, family, fraternity, people, race, tribe; subcaste





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