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elitist

adjective

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being or characteristic of a person who has an offensive air of superiority and tends to ignore or disdain anyone regarded as inferior
  • the complacent, elitist attitude of the members at that suburban country club

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elitist

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Synonyms of elitist (Entry 2 of 2)

as in name-dropper, social climber

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“Elitist.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/elitist. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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