egalitarian

(redirected from egalitarians)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

e·gal·i·tar·i·an

 (ĭ-găl′ĭ-târ′ē-ən)
adj.
Affirming, promoting, or characterized by belief in equal political, economic, social, and civil rights for all people.

[From French égalitaire, from égalité, equality, from Latin aequālitās, from aequālis, equal; see equal.]

e·gal′i·tar′i·an n.
e·gal′i·tar′i·an·ism n.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

egalitarian

(ɪˌɡælɪˈtɛərɪən)
adj
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of, relating to, or upholding the doctrine of the equality of mankind and the desirability of political, social, and economic equality
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an adherent of egalitarian principles
[C19: alteration of equalitarian, through influence of French égal equal]
eˌgaliˈtarianˌism n
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

e•gal•i•tar•i•an

(ɪˌgæl ɪˈtɛər i ən)

adj.
1. asserting, resulting from, or characterized by belief in the equality of all people, esp. in political, economic, or social life.
n.
2. one who adheres to egalitarian beliefs.
[1880–85; alter. of equalitarian with French égal replacing equal]
e•gal`i•tar′i•an•ism, n.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

egalitarian

Believing in or promoting equal political, social, and economic rights for all people.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.egalitarian - a person who believes in the equality of all people
moralist - a philosopher who specializes in morals and moral problems
elitist - someone who believes in rule by an elite group
Adj.1.egalitarian - favoring social equality; "a classless society"
democratic - characterized by or advocating or based upon the principles of democracy or social equality; "democratic government"; "a democratic country"; "a democratic scorn for bloated dukes and lords"- George du Maurier
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

egalitarian

adjective equal, just, fair, equable I believe in the notion of an egalitarian society.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
Translations

egalitarian

[ɪˌgælɪˈtɛərɪən] ADJigualitario
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

egalitarian

[ɪˌgælɪˈtɛərɪən] adjégalitaire
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

egalitarian

adjegalitär; an egalitarian relationship between teacher and studentseine gleichberechtigte Beziehung zwischen Lehrer und Schülern
nVerfechter(in) m(f)des Egalitarismus
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

egalitarian

[ɪˌgælɪˈtɛərɪən] adjegualitario/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
Anderson reports a similar response from the right, saying that the egalitarian effort to eliminate involuntary disadvantage, which she calls "luck egalitarianism," opens itself up to the claim that "egalitarians are oblivious to the proper limits of state power and permit coercion of others for merely private ends." Anderson, supra note 2, at 289, 287 (emphasis added).
In it, he considers what egalitarians should aim to equalize.
Richard Ellis's The Dark Side of the Left is an effort to explain what seems problematic to him though obvious to many of us: How does it happen that leftist egalitarians in America often begin with humanitarian idealism and end in violent intolerance?
Educators in the United States are "radical egalitarians," say the authors, who are bent on changing society from within schools.
Cohen in particular) of how egalitarians can respect self-ownership.
A critical difference between libertarians and egalitarians is the former's complete opposition to any form of distributive justice--the term philosophers apply to the distribution of services according to need.
From this understanding of altruism, egalitarians derive a fundamental misunderstanding of "the zero-sum game." Because they mistakenly think of all goods and services as slices of a (finite) pie, they deduce that for one person to gain, another must lose.
First, what to make of materialist thinkers who are not egalitarians and who do not embrace universalist ethics?
Domhoff, who helpfully defines leftwingers as egalitarians, denounces third parties as "proven failures that waste needed energy." Because of the U.S.
For social egalitarians, however, national service is valuable precisely because it would force Americans to pause in their disparate career trajectories and immerse themselves in a common, public enterprise.
The "liberal social system for sorting truth from falsehood," he writes, rests on the principle that the "checking of each by each through public criticism is the only legitimate way to decide who is right." That principle of "liberal science," the basis of Western intellectual progress since the Enlightenment, is today threatened by egalitarians who consider it elitist and humanitarians who consider it cruel.
Tavor Bannet divides eighteenth-century women novelists into either 'Matriachs' or 'Egalitarians'.