(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 college, Latin and Greek are under attack as too elitist.
a person having, thought to have, or professing superior intellect or talent, power, wealth, or membership in the upper echelons of society:
He lost a congressional race in Texas by being smeared as an Eastern elitist.
a person who believes in the superiority of an elitist class.
Pragmatic requirements and anti-elitist political considerations collided with the literate model and a strange hybrid resulted.
The Civilization of Illiteracy Mihai Nadin
1950; see elite + -ist. The original examples were Freud, Nietzsche, and Carlyle.
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 […]
arousing or satisfying sexual desire: an erotic dance. of, relating to, or treating of sexual love; amatory: an erotic novel. subject to or marked by strong sexual desire. an erotic poem. an erotic person. Contemporary Examples But she cut ties with her dad just before he died, while he was editing the Tom Cruise-Nicole Kidman […]