(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.
Such would definitely seem to be the mindset in this most elitist of New York–centered industries, and anyone can see the results.
5 Ways to Fix Book Publishing Anis Shivani July 11, 2013
And just in case anyone missed her larger point about Obama, she went on to call the remarks “elitist and divisive.”
Hillary Was Right: Obama’s Inexperience Sank Gun Deal Stuart Stevens April 18, 2013
My poet friends, ensconced in their elitist New York hipster bubble, are clueless about my new look.
My Great Fake Bake Experiment Daniel Nester January 5, 2009
Established in 1904 by King Edward VII as an alternative to elitist Oxford and Cambridge, Leeds promised access to all.
“Perugia Is Not for the Weak” Barbie Latza Nadeau March 21, 2010
This whole “elitist” attack on Obama is bogus and has been from the beginning.
Obama’s $30,000 Getaway John Avlon July 28, 2009
Murdoch responded by calling the BBC “elitist,” and most of his newspapers have campaigned against it ever since.
Rupert Murdoch’s Battle With the BBC Peter Jukes March 25, 2012
I am forced to deal with my past again: am I elitist, as the media says?
So What If Sidwell’s Elitist? Liza Donnelly January 8, 2009
Even Sandro Bondi, the Italian culture minister, heavy-handedly entered the fray by attacking Tarantino’s judgment as “elitist.”
Sofia Coppola Plays It Cool Richard Porton December 19, 2010
It will only provide more fodder for the right wing, which will present it as a case of elitist social engineering.
Obama’s Desperate Gay Pander Lee Siegel February 1, 2010
The aim was to immediately inherit the wealth and power accumulated by generations of elitist rule.
After the Rain Sam Vaknin
1950; see elite + -ist. The original examples were Freud, Nietzsche, and Carlyle.
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 […]
- Anti empiricism
method or practice. Philosophy. the doctrine that all knowledge is derived from sense experience. Compare (def 2). undue reliance upon experience, as in medicine; quackery. an conclusion. noun (philosophy) the doctrine that all knowledge of matters of fact derives from experience and that the mind is not furnished with a set of concepts in advance […]
derived from or guided by experience or experiment. depending upon experience or observation alone, without using scientific method or theory, especially as in medicine. provable or verifiable by experience or experiment. Contemporary Examples There’s also a fair amount of empirical support for the theory that lobbying dollars are driving up home prices in the District. […]