aristocratic


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a·ris·to·crat

 (ə-rĭs′tə-krăt′, ăr′ĭs-)
n.
1. A member of a ruling class or of the nobility.
2. A person having the tastes, manners, or other characteristics of the aristocracy: a natural aristocrat who insists on the best accommodations.
3. A person who advocates government by an aristocracy.
4. One considered the best of its kind: the aristocrat of cars.

[French aristocrate, from aristocratie, aristocracy, from Old French, from Late Latin aristocratia; see aristocracy.]

a·ris′to·crat′ic, a·ris′to·crat′i·cal adj.
a·ris′to·crat′i·cal·ly adv.

aristocratic

(ˌærɪstəˈkrætɪk) (ˌærɪstəˈkrætɪkəl) or

aristocratical

adj
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) relating to or characteristic of aristocracy or an aristocrat
2. elegant or stylish in appearance and behaviour
ˌaristoˈcratically adv

a•ris•to•crat•ic

(əˌrɪs təˈkræt ɪk, ˌær ə stə-)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to government by an aristocracy.
2. belonging to or favoring the aristocracy.
3. characteristic of an aristocrat; having the qualities associated with the aristocracy: aristocratic bearing.
[1595–1605; < Greek]
a•ris`to•crat′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.aristocratic - belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracyaristocratic - belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy; "an aristocratic family"; "aristocratic Bostonians"; "aristocratic government"; "a blue family"; "blue blood"; "the blue-blooded aristocracy"; "of gentle blood"; "patrician landholders of the American South"; "aristocratic bearing"; "aristocratic features"; "patrician tastes"
noble - of or belonging to or constituting the hereditary aristocracy especially as derived from feudal times; "of noble birth"

aristocratic

adjective
2. refined, fine, polished, elegant, stylish, dignified, haughty, courtly, snobbish, well-bred He laughed it off with aristocratic indifference.
refined common, crude, coarse, vulgar, crass, boorish, uncouth, unrefined, ill-bred

aristocratic

adjective
Of high birth or social position:
Informal: upper-crust.
Translations
أرِستوقْراطي، أنيق، لائِق
aristokratickýšlechtický
aristokraattinenjalosukuinenylhäinen
aristokratski
arisztokratikusarisztokrata
aîals-, höfîingja-
aristokratiksoylulara ait

aristocratic

[ˌærɪstəˈkrætɪk] ADJaristocrático

aristocratic

[əˌrɪstəˈkrætɪk] adj [family, background] → aristocratique

aristocratic

adj (lit)aristokratisch, adlig; (fig also)vornehm

aristocratic

[ˌærɪstəˈkrætɪk] adjaristocratico/a

aristocracy

(ӕrəˈstokrəsi) noun
in some countries, the nobility and others of the highest social class, who usually own land.
ˈaristocrat (-krӕt) , ((American) əˈristəkrӕt) noun
a member of the aristocracy.
ˌaristoˈcratic (-ˈkrӕ-) , ((American) əˌristəˈkrӕtik) adjective
(of people, behaviour etc) proud and noble-looking. an aristocratic manner.
ˌaristoˈcratically adverb
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