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 <an aristocratic family> <aristocratic titles>

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

aristocratically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of aristocratic in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of aristocratic

Medieval French aristocratique, from Medieval Latin aristocraticus, from Greek aristokratikos, from aristokratia


First Known Use: 1589


ARISTOCRATIC Defined for Kids

aristocratic

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adjective aris·to·crat·ic \ə-ˌri-stə-ˈkra-tik, ˌer-ə-stə-\

Definition of aristocratic for Students

  1. :  of or relating to the aristocracy or aristocrats

aristocratically

\-ti-kə-lē\ adverb


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