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elitist

Syllabification: e·lit·ist
Pronunciation: /əˈlēdəst
 
, āˈlēdəst
 
/

Definition of elitist in English:

adjective

1Relating to or supporting the view that a society or system should be led by an elite: older men with an elitist attitude about music the image of polo as an elitist sport
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  • Is his doctrine too precious and elitist to be of real use?
  • To do this we now turn to an approach based on contrasting views according to which modern democracies can be either elitist or pluralist.
  • However some see his group, founded in Madrid in 1928, as secretive and elitist.
1.1Demonstrating a superior attitude or behavior associated with an elite: some that say he is a spoiled, elitist snob

noun

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A person who believes that a society or system should be led by an elite: critics portray him as an out-of-touch elitist
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  • The old snobberies of rock purists and classical elitists make less and less sense now.
  • Despite the best intentions of nerds and elitists everywhere, such is the state of the popular music industry.
  • The basic charge is that these men, critics of capitalism, were racists and elitists.

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