aristocratic

aristocratic
adjective Etymology: Middle French aristocratique, from Medieval Latin aristocraticus, from Greek aristokratikos, from aristokratia Date: 1602 1. belonging to, having the qualities of, or favoring aristocracy 2. a. socially exclusive <
an aristocratic neighborhood
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b. snobbisharistocratically adverb

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  • aristocratic — ARISTOCRÁTIC, Ă, aristocratici, ce, adj. Care aparţine aristocraţiei, propriu aristocraţiei; aristocrat. – Din fr. aristocratique. Trimis de RACAI, 30.09.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  ARISTOCRÁTIC adj. v. ales. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa:… …   Dicționar Român

  • Aristocratic — Ar is*to*crat ic, Aristocratical Ar is*to*crat ic*al, a. [Gr. ?: cf. F. aristocratique.] 1. Of or pertaining to an aristocracy; consisting in, or favoring, a government of nobles, or principal men; as, an aristocratic constitution. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aristocratic — (adj.) c.1600, pertaining to aristocracy, from Fr. aristocratique, from Gk. aristokratikos belonging to the rule of the best, from aristokratia (see ARISTOCRACY (Cf. aristocracy)). Meaning grand, stylish is from 1845 …   Etymology dictionary

  • aristocratic — [adj] privileged, elegant aloof, blue blooded, courtly, dignified, elegant, elite, fine, haughty, noble, patrician, polished, refined, snobbish, stylish, upper class, well born, well bred; concept 555 Ant. low born, low life, poor, unprivileged,… …   New thesaurus

  • aristocratic — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ belonging to or having the characteristics of the aristocracy. DERIVATIVES aristocratically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • aristocratic — [ə ris΄tə krat′ik; ] chiefly Brit [ ar΄is təkrat′ik] adj. 1. of, characteristic of, or favoring aristocracy as a form of government 2. of an aristocracy or upper class 3. like or characteristic of an aristocrat: used in either a favorable sense… …   English World dictionary

  • aristocratic — [[t]ərɪ̱stəkræ̱tɪk[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Aristocratic means belonging to or typical of the aristocracy. ...a wealthy, aristocratic family... He laughed it off with aristocratic indifference …   English dictionary

  • aristocratic — aristocratically, adv. aristocraticalness, aristocraticness, n. /euh ris teuh krat ik, ar euh steuh /, adj. 1. of or pertaining to government by an aristocracy. 2. belonging to or favoring the aristocracy. 3. characteristic of an aristocrat;… …   Universalium

  • aristocratic — adjective /ˌæɹɪstəˈkɹætɪk/ a) Of or pertaining to an aristocracy; consisting in, or favoring, a government of nobles, or principal men. An aristocratic constitution. b) Partaking of aristocracy; befitting aristocracy; characteristic of, or… …   Wiktionary

  • aristocratic — ar|is|to|crat|ic [ˌærıstəˈkrætık, əˌrıs US əˌrıs ] adj belonging to or typical of the aristocracy = ↑noble aristocratic society ▪ an aristocratic family …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • aristocratic — adjective belonging to or typical of the aristocracy: old, aristocratic families | an aristocratic manner …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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