in·​e·​gal·​i·​tar·​i·​an | \ ˌi-ni-ˌga-lə-ˈter-ē-ən How to pronounce inegalitarian (audio) \

Definition of inegalitarian

: marked by disparity in social and economic standing

Examples of inegalitarian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The erosion of a cherished tradition reflects an increasingly inegalitarian society, one of the many changes that are tearing at France’s unspoken social contract. Norimitsu Onishi, New York Times, "Holidays Are a Way of Life in France in August. Yellow Vests Can’t Afford Them.," 29 Aug. 2019 All this contraindicates the democracy movement’s prescription: If our republic’s true sickness is its inegalitarian economic system, then that illness won’t be cured by cross-ideological coalitions. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "America’s Version of Capitalism Is Incompatible With Democracy," 23 May 2018 For is there any American institution that trades on unapologetic exclusion and perpetuates inegalitarian arrangements that benefit an in-group more than Harvard? Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic, "Do Unto Other Harvard Students," 13 July 2017

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First Known Use of inegalitarian

1940, in the meaning defined above

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“Inegalitarian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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