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"elitist" in British English

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elitistadjective

uk   us   /ɪˈliː.tɪst/ mainly disapproving
elitism
noun [U] uk   us   /-tɪ.zəm/ mainly disapproving
the ​quality of being elitist: The ​accusation of elitism ​seemsunfair as the ​festivalpresents a ​widerange of ​music, with something to ​please everyone.

elitistnoun [C]

uk   us   /ɪˈliː.tɪst/ mainly disapproving
(Definition of elitist from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"elitist" in American English

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elitistadjective

 us   /ɪˈlit̬·ɪst/ often disapproving
characteristic of the ​elite, and esp. not ​caring about the ​interests or ​values of ​ordinarypeople: He ​denounced the ​plan as impracticable and elitist.
(Definition of elitist from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “elitist”
in Chinese (Simplified) 精英统治, 精英主义…
in Chinese (Traditional) 精英統治, 精英主義…
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