practice of or belief in rule by an .
consciousness of or pride in belonging to a select or favored group.
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 Richard Craven November 16, 2014
In its first season, the show received various criticisms of racism, elitism, and, er, hipsterism.
‘Girls’: Season 2 of HBO’s Lena Dunham Comedy Soars Jace Lacob January 9, 2013
For him, “elitism” effectively means putting intellectual honesty before partisan shilling.
It’s Not You, Mitt, It’s Your Message, ctd. Justin Green September 25, 2012
That perception is false and often reflects not just ignorance but also elitism and racism.
Forget the Kids Who Can’t Get In; What About Those Who Don’t Even Apply? Jonah Edelman December 8, 2014
Were that all, the president might have avoided burnishing his reputation for elitism.
The Wrong Case Conor Friedersdorf July 26, 2009
By refusing to heed the public will, liberals gained a reputation for elitism.
Ted Cruz and Other GOP Congressmen Lose by Acting Like Winners Peter Beinart September 29, 2013
DuBois’ elitism is the foundation of all his thinking and observation.
David’s Book Club: The Souls of Black Folk David Frum May 4, 2013
They are consistent with the same old exclusivity and elitism of the suntanned Sabra soldier.
Will Women MKs Lead The New Israel? Paul Usiskin March 17, 2013
The bottom line is that the ultimate sign of elitism is aristocracy, not meritocracy.
Obama’s $30,000 Getaway John Avlon July 28, 2009
elitism, now, might have adverse political consequences—and a backlash.
In Defense of Tea Parties Tunku Varadarajan January 10, 2010
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.
(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 […]
- 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. […]