Definition of elitism in English:

elitism

Syllabification: e·lit·ism
Pronunciation: /əˈlēdˌizəm
 
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noun

1The advocacy or existence of an elite as a dominating element in a system or society.
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  • But the elitism and the populism in this claim are less far apart than they might seem.
  • The spirit of American democracy is opposed to elitism.
  • It is also expected to speed up the reform of a judiciary that is dominated by elitism and conservatism.
1.1The attitude or behavior of a person or group who regard themselves as belonging to an elite: he accused her of racism and white elitism
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  • The elitism often associated with opera seems to have become more pronounced in the last hundred years, with ticket prices being a possible contributory factor.
  • If this is the case, then the future for the modern idea of the university and its associated elitism looks bleak.
  • It is clear that your hate is founded in your arrogant elitism and your rank racism… I love you liberals… or is it communists?

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