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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The Norman genius, talent for affairs as its main basis, with strenuousness and clear rapidity for its excellence, hardness and insolence for its defect.' 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.
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