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class-con·scious

(klăs′kŏn′shəs)
adj.
1. Aware of belonging to a particular socioeconomic class.
2. Supportive of class solidarity.

class′-con′scious·ness n.

class-conscious

adj
(Sociology) aware of belonging to a particular social rank or grade, esp in being hostile or proud because of class distinctions
ˌclass-ˈconsciousness n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.class-conscious - (used of society) socially hierarchical; "American society is becoming increasingly stratified"
hierarchal, hierarchic, hierarchical - classified according to various criteria into successive levels or layers; "it has been said that only a hierarchical society with a leisure class at the top can produce works of art"; "in her hierarchical set of values honesty comes first"
Translations

class-conscious

[ˈklɑːsˈkɒnʃəs] ADJcon conciencia de clase

class-conscious

[ˈklɑːsˌkɒnʃəs] adjche ha coscienza di classe
References in classic literature ?
Meanwhile, window after window in the high office building on the right had been opened, and the class-conscious clerks were raining a shower of office furniture down on the heads of police and scabs.
Freddie Drummond sat in the auto, quite composed, alongside Catherine Van Vorst; but looking out of Freddie Drummond's eyes was Bill Totts, and somewhere behind those eyes, battling for the control of their mutual body, were Freddie Drummond the sane and conservative sociologist, and Bill Totts, the class-conscious and bellicose union working man.
Chicago had always been the storm-centre of the conflict between labor and capital, a city of street-battles and violent death, with a class-conscious capitalist organization and a class-conscious workman organization, where, in the old days, the very school- teachers were formed into labor unions and affiliated with the hod- carriers and brick-layers in the American Federation of Labor.
The latter were a thousand to one in numbers, but they were ignorant and helpless, and they would remain at the mercy of their exploiters until they were organized--until they had become "class-conscious." It was a slow and weary process, but it would go on--it was like the movement of a glacier, once it was started it could never be stopped.
What had been a film that didn't press easy political and class-conscious buttons suddenly gets explicit in its dramatics; to their credit, however; once Murga and Villegas deposit awkward Fernando amid the slicksters, they don't resort to tragic or hyperdramatic consequences.
But the funniest examples of snobbery are surely in the younger age groups where, so buoyed are they by self-belief in their own lifestyle choices, they fail to see they are becoming just like their class-conscious parents.
CLASS-conscious car styling can lead to weaker used values when it makes a car hard to identify.
Princess Margaret lived her life as I would have done: soaking up the sun and gin on some exotic island, surrounded by sycophants and grateful for the class-conscious establishment that had bestowed upon me this financial largesse obtained from the taxpaying "grockles" of the UK.
In fact, according to Himes's autobiography and admittedly autobiographical The Third Generation (1954), Estelle Bomar Himes was a light-complexioned, educated, color- and class-conscious, ambitious, neurotic mother who frequently humiliated and abused her dark-complected, humble husband, Joseph Sandy.
Yet he is a strikingly class-conscious theorist, and the social stratum with which he aligns himself is the one he deems most productive rock-wise - i.e., working-class/lower-middle-class males.
Rejecting Owsley's view that the common whites were not class-conscious and looked up to the slaveowners, Cecil-Fronsman is strongly drawn to Eugene D.
Ryan's luscious cinematography may have been intended to be ironically beautiful, given the somewhat scruffy environs, but the images generally soften and even romanticize the kind of setting class-conscious Brit films are usually skilled at capturing with strong, realistic strokes.

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