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aristocratic

[uh-ris-tuh-krat-ik, ar-uh-stuh-] /əˌrɪs təˈkræt ɪk, ˌær ə stə-/
adjective
1.
of or relating to government by an aristocracy.
2.
belonging to or favoring the aristocracy.
3.
characteristic of an aristocrat; having the manners, values, or qualities associated with the aristocracy:
aristocratic bearing; aristocratic snobbishness.
Also, aristocratical.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Greek aristokratikós pertaining to aristocracy; see -ic
Related forms
aristocratically, adverb
aristocraticalness, aristocraticness, noun
antiaristocratic, adjective
antiaristocratical, adjective
antiaristocratically, adverb
nonaristocratic, adjective
nonaristocratical, adjective
nonaristocratically, adverb
proaristocratic, adjective
pseudoaristocratic, adjective
pseudoaristocratical, adjective
pseudoaristocratically, adverb
unaristocratic, adjective
unaristocratically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for antiaristocratic

aristocratic

/ˌærɪstəˈkrætɪk/
adjective
1.
relating to or characteristic of aristocracy or an aristocrat
2.
elegant or stylish in appearance and behaviour
Derived Forms
aristocratically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for antiaristocratic

aristocratic

adj.

c.1600, "pertaining to aristocracy," from French aristocratique, from Greek aristokratikos "belonging to the rule of the best," from aristokratia (see aristocracy). Meaning "grand, stylish" is from 1845.

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