asserting, resulting from, or characterized by belief in the equality of all people, especially in political, economic, or social life.
a person who adheres to egalitarian beliefs.
of, relating to, or upholding the doctrine of the equality of mankind and the desirability of political, social, and economic equality
an adherent of egalitarian principles
1885, from French égalitaire, from Old French egalite, from Latin aequalitatem (see equality). The noun is 1920.
(of a person or class of persons) considered superior by others or by themselves, as in intellect, talent, power, wealth, or position in society: elitist country clubbers who have theirs and don’t care about anybody else. catering to or associated with an elitist class, its ideologies, or its institutions: Even at such a small, private […]
a substance that inhibits or counteracts the action of an . antienzyme an·ti·en·zyme (ān’tē-ěn’zīm’, ān’tī-) n. An agent or principle, especially an inhibitory enzyme or an antibody to an enzyme, that retards, inhibits, or destroys enzymic activity. an’ti·en’zy·mat’ic (-zĭ-māt’ĭk, -zī-) or an’ti·en·zy’mic (-zī’mĭk) adj.
the act or state of ; state of being . the process by which the surface of the earth is worn away by the action of water, glaciers, winds, waves, etc. Contemporary Examples Moreover, the DSM changes risk an erosion of the autism spectrum at the higher-functioning end. Don’t Remove Asperger’s From the DSM Lucy […]
serving to ; causing . Historical Examples There can be no doubt, then, that glaciers have an erosive action, and therefore must be regarded as agents of denudation. The Story of the Hills H. N. Hutchinson In this excursion only the marginal portion of the glacier would do erosive work. Outlines of the Earth’s History […]