Definition of elitist in English:


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


A person who believes that a system or society should be ruled or dominated by an elite.
aristocrat, blue blood;


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Favoring, advocating, or restricted to an elite: the old, elitist image of the string quartet
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  • We do not mean ‘intellectual’ in an elitist sense, restricted only to those in professions based in thought and writing.
  • And Bertha, which came along just as baby boomers were hitting their middle years, contributed to a surge of interest in golf and helped it shed its elitist image.
  • While Lennon evokes a nostalgic longing for the early days of rock and roll, Ferry presents a heavily ironic image of elitist sophistication.

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