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aristocratic Line breaks: ar¦is¦to|crat¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌarɪstəˈkratɪk/

Definition of aristocratic in English:


Of, belonging to, or typical of the aristocracy: an aristocratic family
More 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.
grand, distinguished, respectable;
born with a silver spoon in one's mouth, silver-spoon
informal posh, upper crust, upmarket, top drawer
archaic gentle, of gentle birth
well bred, dignified, courtly;
refined, polished, elegant, stylish;
haughty, proud
informal snobbish


Pronunciation: /arɪstəˈkratɪk(ə)li/
Example sentences
  • 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).

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