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- adj. Of or relating to elitism.
- n. Someone who believes in rule by an elite group.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who believes in rule by an elite group
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ACOSTA: During the primaries, Obama got tagged with the label elitist after a series of gaffes that suggested a lack of empathy for blue-collar voters.
Frankly I think the chances of the Brown campaign dropping the term "elitist" to describe Warren is as likely as Rudy Guiliani starting a moratorium on using the date 9/11.
Hillary Clinton is slamming her Democratic rival, Barack Obama, for what she calls his elitist comments.
"Stockhausen Serves Imperialism" was published in 1974 and contained his rationale for switching from avant-garde composition - which he characterized as elitist - to more folk based writing.
Oh to clarify, what the right wingers mean by "elitist" is possessing a level of continued education beyond high school or community college and the ability to use rational thought.
Somehow I don't think turning into the polar opposite of an "elitist" is a solution to that whole issue.
The very nature of being elitist is exclusive, so not all of you will be in that class of those who makes these decisions, so its your freedoms you are trying to give away.
Once again elitist leftists fail to acurately assess the non-coastal states.
But the converse would be, "to be elitist is to be libertarian," and that is not true.
By the way, an elitist is not definitely an elite in the common sense.
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