upper-class


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upper class

n.
The highest socioeconomic class in a society.

up′per-class′ adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.upper-class - occupying the highest socioeconomic position in a societyupper-class - occupying the highest socioeconomic position in a society
low-class, lower-class - occupying the lowest socioeconomic position in a society
middle-class - occupying a socioeconomic position intermediate between those of the lower classes and the wealthy
Translations

upper-class

[ˈʌpəˈklɑːs] ADJde clase alta
an upper-class twitun señorito de clase alta

upper-class

[ˌʌpəˈklɑːs] adj (district) → signorile; (people) → dell'alta borghesia; (accent) → aristocratico/a; (attitude) → snob inv
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Dominic's general scorn for the beliefs, and activities, and abilities of upper-class people covered the Principle of Legitimacy amply; but he could not resist the opportunity to exercise his special faculties in a field he knew of old.
These people would have the complexions and eyes and expressions of tramps or criminals, and often the clothing of prosperous middle-class or upper-class people.
The Germanic (Anglo-Saxon and 'Danish') element explains, then, why uneducated Englishmen of all times have been thick-headed, unpleasantly self-assertive, and unimaginative, but sturdy fighters; and the Norman strain why upper-class Englishmen have been self-contained, inclined to snobbishness, but vigorously aggressive and persevering, among the best conquerors, organizers, and administrators in the history of the world.
It discovers you don't have to be posh to work at Tatler, but it probably does help - editor Kate Reardon, pictured, is a selfconfessed 'honking great Sloane", and all the features team are expected to be versed in the rules of upper-class life.
It discovers that you don't have to be posh to work at Tatler, but it probably does help - editor Kate Reardon is a self-confessed 'honking great Sloane', and all the features team are expected to be versed in the rules of upper-class life.
In seven separate studies, researchers consistently found that upper-class participants were more likely than less well-off people to lie and cheat when gambling or negotiating; cut people off when driving; and endorse unethical behavior in the workplace.
In seven separate studies, University of California, Berkeley, researchers consistently found that upper-class participants were more likely to lie and cheat when gambling or negotiating; cut people off when driving, and endorse unethical behaviour in the workplace.
In an industry full of short actors, casting agents are having difficulty finding a tall, upper-class English actor to play Sebastian Rowe, Thurman's lover in new romcom Eloise In Paris.
illustrates how, under colonial circumstances, Egypt's upper-class shaped a vision of aviation as a tool that could bring an array of Utopian benefits to all Egyptians, including prosperity, freedom of movement, social status, equality, and ultimately, a smooth transformation to the happiness of the modern world.
It is an upper-class restaurant and the staff there are very attentive.
Normally, I love The Advocate and consider it to be an upper-class magazine that I could recommend to gay friends and straight allies without hesitation.
Vance narrates smoothly with an impeccable upper-class British voice and then employs a variety of tones and accents for a wide assortment of early 19th-century London folk of many classes.