egal·​i·​tar·​i·​an | \ i-ˌga-lə-ˈter-ē-ən How to pronounce egalitarian (audio) \

Definition of egalitarian

: asserting, promoting, or marked by egalitarianism

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egalitarian noun

Examples of egalitarian in a Sentence

egalitarian policies for the redistribution of wealth
Recent Examples on the Web Trump thinks America is in similar danger of hyper-egalitarian anarchy. James Pethokoukis, TheWeek, "Wall Street pines for President Biden," 7 July 2020 Palme’s personal life hewed ostentatiously to his egalitarian convictions. The Economist, "Who killed Olof Palme? Sweden unmasks a prime minister’s assassin," 11 June 2020 His reasons were grounded in egalitarian principles. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan car dealers have been waiting for this moment for months," 29 May 2020 What’s more American than egalitarian pop on the dance floor? Fox News, "#ClubQuarantine: DJ unites online audience during coronavirus pandemic," 29 Mar. 2020 No need to wait until the kids in your life are freshmen in college taking an intro gender theory course—picture books about feminist heroes, egalitarian fairytales, and funny, fresh takes on girlhood are available now. Jenny Singer, Glamour, "14 Feminist Kids’ Books for Imagining a Better World," 13 Mar. 2020 The proliferation of high-toned TV dramas and streaming platforms has provided a refreshingly egalitarian bonanza for hard-working actors who deserve their shot, whether they’re marquee material or not. Washington Post, "Kirk Douglas was a bona fide movie star. Do they even make those anymore?," 6 Feb. 2020 The egalitarian format is one that promotes in-the-moment communication and interplay among the band members. Dan Emerson, Twin Cities, "Bad Plus brings holiday cheer to the Dakota — along with a new album," 26 Dec. 2019 Yet if history is a guide, the pandemic could eventually render the distribution of income more egalitarian. The Economist, "Free exchange Why the pandemic could eventually lower inequality," 16 May 2020

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First Known Use of egalitarian

1885, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for egalitarian

French égalitaire, from égalité equality, from Latin aequalitat-, aequalitas, from aequalis equal

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The first known use of egalitarian was in 1885

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12 Jul 2020

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“Egalitarian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of egalitarian

formal : aiming for equal wealth, status, etc., for all people

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