of or relating to government by an .
belonging to or favoring the .
characteristic of an ; having the manners, values, or qualities associated with the :
aristocratic bearing; aristocratic snobbishness.
Contemporary Examples

Both ladies share commonalities in their beauty—Betty was a model when she met Draper, and Daisy was the aristocratic head-turner.
Don Draper and Jay Gatsby: Two Men With a Parallel and Lurid Past Jean Trinh April 29, 2013

Most famously there is Alina Fernández, the daughter of the aristocratic beauty Natalia Revuelta.
Castro Family Values A. L. Bardach September 19, 2009

Aquiline nose, face long and aristocratic, voice deep and vibrant.
Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview Alex Belth February 15, 2014

In truth, the Cameron-Osborne-Johnson ascendancy represents not a continuation of aristocratic rule, rather a restoration.
What Romney Should Learn From John Major Justin Green August 12, 2012

To casting directors, Fellowes was an obvious choice for an aristocratic Scottish landowner or even a British royal.
The Mastermind Behind the U.K.’s Smash William Underhill September 17, 2011

Historical Examples

You will rent a furnished apartment in some aristocratic quarter.
Mrs. Raffles John Kendrick Bangs

“I seem to have aristocratic neighbors, anyhow,” observed Mrs. Barnes.
Thankful’s Inheritance Joseph C. Lincoln

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

Cousin Percy’s cheeks had lost something of their aristocratic pallor.
Cap’n Dan’s Daughter Joseph C. Lincoln

Naturally, there arose much jealousy between the gilds and the aristocratic companies, which exclusively ruled the republic.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 17, Slice 1 Various

relating to or characteristic of aristocracy or an aristocrat
elegant or stylish in appearance and behaviour

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.


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