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e·lit·ism

or é·lit·ism  (ĭ-lē′tĭz′əm, ā-lē′-)
n.
1. The belief that certain persons or members of certain groups deserve favored treatment by virtue of their superiority, as in intelligence, social standing, or wealth.
2.
a. Behavior arising from or indicative of such a belief.
b. Control, rule, or domination by the members of an elite.

e·lit′ist adj. & n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.elitist - someone who believes in rule by an elite group
mandarin - a member of an elite intellectual or cultural group
moralist - a philosopher who specializes in morals and moral problems
egalitarian, equalitarian - a person who believes in the equality of all people

elitist

adjective
1. snobbish, exclusive, superior, arrogant, selective, pretentious, stuck-up (informal), patronizing, condescending, snooty (informal), uppity, high and mighty (informal), hoity-toity (informal), high-hat (informal, chiefly U.S.), uppish (Brit. informal) He described skiing as an elitist sport.
noun
1. snob, highbrow, prig, social climber He was an elitist who had no time for the masses.

elitist

or élitist
adjective
Characteristic of or resembling a snob:
noun
One who despises people or things regarded as inferior, especially because of social or intellectual pretension:
Informal: snoot.
Translations

elitist

[ɪˈliːtɪst]
A. ADJelitista
B. Nelitista mf

elitist

[ɪˈliːtɪst]
adj [image] → élitiste; [attitude, ideas] → élitiste; [system, practice] → élitiste; [institution] → élitiste
n (= person) → élitiste mf

elitist

adjelitär
nelitär Denkende(r) mf; he’s an elitister denkt elitär

élitist

[eɪˈliːtɪst] adjelitario/a
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