- of, characteristic of, or favoring aristocracy as a form of government
- of an aristocracy or upper class
- like or characteristic of an aristocrat: used in either a favorable sense (proud, distinguished, etc.) or an unfavorable (snobbish, haughty, etc.)
- The definition of aristocratic is someone or something that is part of or similar to royalty or people who believe they are superior in some way.
When someone likes to buy expensive things and enjoy the best of everything it is an example of having aristocratic tastes.
- Aristocratic is defined as a person, place, or thing that is exclusive in its members.
A country club catering only to the rich and famous is an example of an aristocratic business.
(comparative more aristocratic, superlative most aristocratic)
From French aristocratique, from Ancient Greek ἀριστοκρατικός (aristokratikos).
- Her aristocratic features were strong and firm, her eyes the color of spring, circled by silver.
- All this is signally shown in the history both of Venice and of other aristocratic cities.
- He had aristocratic privileges and responsibilities, the right to exact retaliation for corporal injuries, and liability to heavier punishment for crimes and misdemeanours, higher fees and fines to pay.
- Thus far the constitution of the city had been wholly aristocratic; in the 13th century the patricians seem to have been united into a gild (Commans-gulde) from whose members the magistrates were chosen.
- We have seen how much this takes away from the true notion of nobility as understood in the aristocratic commonwealths.