aristocratic

adjective aris·to·crat·ic \ 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
  • an aristocratic family
  • aristocratic titles
2 a :socially exclusive
  • an aristocratic neighborhood

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

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Origin and Etymology of aristocratic

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


ARISTOCRATIC Defined for Kids

aristocratic

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

Definition of aristocratic for Students

:of or relating to the aristocracy or aristocrats

aristocratically

\-ti-kə-lē\ adverb


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