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[uh-ris-tuh-krat-ik, ar-uh-stuh-] /əˌrɪs təˈkræt ɪk, ˌær ə stə-/
of or relating to government by an aristocracy.
belonging to or favoring the aristocracy.
characteristic of an aristocrat; having the manners, values, or qualities associated with the aristocracy:
aristocratic bearing; aristocratic snobbishness.
Also, aristocratical.
Origin of aristocratic
1595-1605; < Greek aristokratikós pertaining to aristocracy; see -ic
Related forms
aristocratically, adverb
aristocraticalness, aristocraticness, noun
antiaristocratic, adjective
antiaristocratical, adjective
antiaristocratically, adverb
nonaristocratic, adjective
nonaristocratical, adjective
nonaristocratically, adverb
proaristocratic, adjective
pseudoaristocratic, adjective
pseudoaristocratical, adjective
pseudoaristocratically, adverb
unaristocratic, adjective
unaristocratically, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for aristocratic
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  • You will rent a furnished apartment in some aristocratic quarter.

    Mrs. Raffles John Kendrick Bangs
  • It was simply an extension of the usage of aristocratic households.

    Folkways William Graham Sumner
  • The aristocratic party in England, see this plainly enough, and I do not propose to endeavor to pull the wool over their eyes.

    Men of Our Times Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • In aristocratic society a man's family arrangements are his own prerogative.

    Folkways William Graham Sumner
  • Naturally, there arose much jealousy between the gilds and the aristocratic companies, which exclusively ruled the republic.

British Dictionary definitions for aristocratic


relating to or characteristic of aristocracy or an aristocrat
elegant or stylish in appearance and behaviour
Derived Forms
aristocratically, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for aristocratic

c.1600, "pertaining to aristocracy," from French aristocratique, from Greek aristokratikos "belonging to the rule of the best," from aristokratia (see aristocracy). Meaning "grand, stylish" is from 1845.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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