class-con·​scious ˈklas-ˈkän(t)-shəs How to pronounce class-conscious (audio)
: actively aware of one's common status with others in a particular economic or social level of society
: believing in class struggle
class consciousness noun

Examples of class-conscious in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The tactile, class-conscious aesthetic of haves (Ali Wong’s Amy) and have-nots (Steven Yeun’s Danny), created by production designer Grace Yun and art director Michael Hersey, pursue a metaphorical vision. A.d. Amorosi, Variety, 31 May 2023 Students for Fair Admissions has argued that, instead of considering race, schools should implement class-conscious admissions practices, according to Reuters. Char Adams, NBC News, 31 May 2023 The show's success speaks to audiences' appetite for class-conscious entertainment that recognizes the struggle of late-stage capitalism. Wesley Stenzel,, 6 Apr. 2023 For decades, Richard Kahlenberg has pushed for a class-conscious approach to college admissions. Anemona Hartocollis, New York Times, 29 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of class-conscious was in 1899

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Cite this Entry

“Class-conscious.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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