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 (ə-rĭs′tə-krăt′, ăr′ĭs-)
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.
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(ˌærɪstəˈkrætɪk) (ˌærɪstəˈkrætɪkəl) or


1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) relating to or characteristic of aristocracy or an aristocrat
2. elegant or stylish in appearance and behaviour
ˌaristoˈcratically adv
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(əˌrɪs təˈkræt ɪk, ˌær ə stə-)

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.
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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"
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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
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Of high birth or social position:
Informal: upper-crust.
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أرِستوقْراطي، أنيق، لائِق
aîals-, höfîingja-
aristokratiksoylulara ait


[ˌærɪstəˈkrætɪk] ADJaristocrático
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[əˌrɪstəˈkrætɪk] adj [family, background] → aristocratique
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adj (lit)aristokratisch, adlig; (fig also)vornehm
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[ˌærɪstəˈkrætɪk] adjaristocratico/a
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(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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References in classic literature ?
And here I may remark, en passant, that while nothing is considered so disreputable in America as to be "aristocratic" a word of very extensive signification, as it embraces the tastes, the opinions, the habits, the virtues, and sometimes the religion of the offending party--on the other hand, nothing is so certain to attract attention as nobility.
Nietzsche as a sociologist aims at an aristocratic arrangement of society.
And now, in the blooming summer days, behold Mr and Mrs Boffin established in the eminently aristocratic family mansion, and behold all manner of crawling, creeping, fluttering, and buzzing creatures, attracted by the gold dust of the Golden Dustman!
He looked at the old chair, and thought it quite too shabby to keep company with a new set of mahogany chairs and an aristocratic sofa which had just arrived from London.
This complete ignorance of the realities, this innocent view of mankind, is what, in my opinion, constitutes the truly aristocratic. For instance, I have seen even fond mothers so far indulge their guileless, elegant daughters--misses of fifteen or sixteen--as to give them a few gold coins and teach them how to play; and though the young ladies may have won or have lost, they have invariably laughed, and departed as though they were well pleased.
aristocratic,' replied Miss Petowker; 'something very aristocratic about him, isn't there?'
I said to myself that nothing in the world could be more aristocratic. This was the slave-owning woman who had never worked, even if she had been reduced to live by her wits.
New York has always been a commercial community, and there are not more than three families in it who can claim an aristocratic origin in the real sense of the word."
The old gentleman is rusty to look at, but is reputed to have made good thrift out of aristocratic marriage settlements and aristocratic wills, and to be very rich.
They assimilated the aristocratic idea from the moment they began, as children, to receive impressions of the world.
It is awfully aristocratic. Often a duke is called a reptile; it is set down so, in history."
You can talk so well, look so aristocratic in your best things, and behave so beautifully, if you try, that I'm proud of you.