inegalitarian

adjective

in·​e·​gal·​i·​tar·​i·​an ˌi-ni-ˌga-lə-ˈter-ē-ən How to pronounce inegalitarian (audio)
: marked by disparity in social and economic standing

Examples of inegalitarian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Within this inegalitarian context, mayors can find even their most noble efforts compromised. Mason B. Williams, New York Times, 25 Feb. 2020 Cohen’s account emphasizes the court’s inegalitarian streak. John Fabian Witt, The New Republic, 7 Apr. 2020 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, 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, 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, 13 July 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of inegalitarian was in 1940

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“Inegalitarian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inegalitarian. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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