com·​men·​tar·​i·​at | \ ˌkä-mən-ˈter-ē-at How to pronounce commentariat (audio) , -ē-ˌat \

Definition of commentariat

: a group of powerful and influential commentators : punditocracy

Examples of commentariat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the Asian commentariat is wrong on the one metric that really matters to the region: economics. Vasuki Shastry, Fortune, 21 Apr. 2022 In fact, Bezos seems typical of much of the American commentariat in viewing teachers through the same lens as an Amazon worker: invisible, essential, marginalized, at the mercy of scores, on whom everything depends and everything can be blamed. Jessica Winter, The New Yorker, 3 Mar. 2022 Soccer’s commentariat chewed over the idea’s merits. New York Times, 14 Jan. 2022 Three specious suggestions being made in the commentariat, particularly by Trump apologists, should be dismissed. Andrew C. Mccarthy, National Review, 15 Sep. 2021 The news that the Consumer Price Index rose 4.2 percent in the twelve months ending in April has shocked the financial commentariat. Alexander William Salter, National Review, 14 May 2021 The liberal legal commentariat should stand back and let the master operate. Noah Feldman, Star Tribune, 17 Mar. 2021 To much of India’s commentariat, Mr Goswami’s case represented not a test of freedom so much as a test of power. The Economist, 28 Nov. 2020 The French commentariat has also harped on the #metoo movement as an example of runaway American ideology. Ben Smith, New York Times, 15 Nov. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of commentariat

1993, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for commentariat

commentator + -ariat (in proletariat)

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“Commentariat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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