practice of or belief in rule by an .
consciousness of or pride in belonging to a select or favored group.
the belief that society should be governed by a select group of gifted and highly educated individuals
pride in or awareness of being one of an elite group
1951; see elite + -ism.
practice of or belief in rule by an . consciousness of or pride in belonging to a select or favored group. Contemporary Examples That is not to say the students who submit to the elitism and racism promoted by the USC Greek system are wholly sympathetic. Stepford Sororities: The Pressures of USC’s Greek Life Maya […]
(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 […]
of or relating to a substance that is useful in the suppression of nausea or vomiting. any such substance. Historical Examples The nausea returned at certain moments, but these attacks were disposed of by ginger ale and Rivires’ antiemetic drink. Against The Grain Joris-Karl Huysmans adjective preventing vomiting noun any antiemetic drug, such as promethazine […]
a person who follows an method. a quack; charlatan. . Contemporary Examples The count considered Lincoln an “honest man of nature, perhaps an empiric, doctoring with innocent juices from herbs.” President Lincoln’s Twitter Mole Kevin Peraino October 25, 2013 Historical Examples Our laws are not empiric, but their reason is seldom apparent to those who […]