aristocratic aristocratic  /ə ˌrɪ stə ˈkræ tɪk/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy

Usage(s):

  • What the Maharaja felt for many of them, especially the office-hungry respectable bureaucrats of the trades unions, was nothing but a fine, aristocratic disdain.

News

  • ANN ARBOR: Mozart meets Downton in new Arbor Opera production

    An aristocratic household undergoing personal turmoil? Love affairs between bluebloods and servants? Shocking and unexpected plot twists — all within the confines of a lavish European estate?
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Ann Arbor Journal

Quotes

  1. "The resources of society I don't think should pass along in terms of an aristocratic dynasty of wealth," Buffett told the panel. "I believe in keeping equality of opportunity as much as you can in this country."
    on Nov 14, 2007 By: Warren Buffett Source: Washington Post

  2. The official translation of what she actually wrote was this: "The companion of the new UK head of government is a kind of fashion icon. Aristocratic but bohemian, practitioner of yoga and close to the ecological cause, this mother of three has...
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Carla Bruni Source: National

  3. "The City bankers who ruined their banks but have been kept in employment by the taxpayer now demand we pay them their bonuses to maintain the aristocratic lifestyle to which they have become accustomed," Vince Cable, finance spokesman for the...
    on Feb 7, 2009 By: Vince Cable Source: AFP

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