as·​crip·​tive | \ ə-ˈskrip-tiv How to pronounce ascriptive (audio) \

Definition of ascriptive

: relating to, marked by, or involving ascription

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Recent Examples on the Web What’s more, this brand of class denialism artificially separates race, gender, and other ascriptive identities from the basic dynamics of American capitalism. Adolph Reed Jr., The New Republic, "The Myth of Class Reductionism," 25 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of ascriptive

1650, in the meaning defined above

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“Ascriptive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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