- 1Of or relating to the aristocracy: an aristocratic familyMore example sentences
- 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.
- 1.1Distinguished in manners or bearing: a stately, aristocratic mannerMore example sentences
- Often referred to as the Hungarian Pointer, and essentially a pointer in type, the Vizsala is a distinguished looking dog of aristocratic bearing, his short coat an attractive rusty-gold.
- They see his dancing is a little stiff, and they enjoy it all the more for knowing the reasons: advanced age, aristocratic bearing and many years of residence in a place that was bad for the joints.
- She was a strict reserved woman with noble self-esteem and a graceful aristocratic manner.
- 1.2Grand; stylish: aristocratic-sounding names a snob with aristocratic aspirationsMore example sentences
- There were about two couples in front of Jack and John, and the two started to feel nervous as they thought of how the grand aristocratic society below them would receive them.
- It will be asked to help acquire for the nation one of the grandest, most aristocratic, most immaculately decorated and perfectly furnished houses in Scotland.
- On 10 December, meanwhile, Christie's New York offers another gem of the stonecutter's art, once again offered by a us private owner by way one of the grandest English aristocratic collections.
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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).