- Of, belonging to, or typical of the aristocracy: an aristocratic familyMore example sentences
noble, titled, upper-class, blue-blooded, high-born, well born, patrician, elite; grand, distinguished, respectable; born with a silver spoon in one's mouth, silver-spoon• archaic gentle, of gentle birthwell bred, dignified, courtly; refined, polished, elegant, stylish; decorous, gracious, fine, polite, well mannered, civil, courteous, chivalrous, gallant, gentlemanly, ladylike, urbane, suave, debonair; haughty, proud• informal snobbish
- As elsewhere in Europe, great bishops or abbots often belonged to royal or aristocratic families.
- In 1940 she married S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike, the scion of an equally aristocratic Christian family in the low country.
- In a flashback, we see the progress of their relationship - he, a gifted violinist; she, a pianist from an aristocratic family.
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- The theme in the title is gradually worked out as Margaret - at first aristocratically repelled by ‘trade’ and its practitioners - comes to know and respect the ideas and the family life of both mill-hands and mill-owners.
- Toward the end of the century, the classics became better taught, and the expectation that the aristocratically wealthy should learn Greek and Latin while young probably became stronger than it had been since the 1690s.
- The Comtesse de la Fayette twitched nervously, her pointed nose turned aristocratically upward, her displeasure evident in her glance.
early 17th century: from French aristocratique, from Greek aristokratikos, from aristokratia (see aristocracy).