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Americans worship creativity the way they worship physical beauty - as a way of enjoying elitism without guilt: God did it.
Florence King

Meaning of "elitism" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ELITISM

elitism  [ɪˈliːtɪzəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ELITISM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Elitism is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ELITISM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Elitism

"Elitist" redirects here. For other uses, see Elitist. This article needs attention from an expert in WikiProject. The specific problem is: seems to be confusing the term and approaching it with synth. WikiProject WikiProject may be able to help recruit an expert. Elitism is the belief or attitude that some individuals, who form an elite—a select group of people with a certain ancestry, intrinsic quality or worth, high intellect, wealth, specialized training or experience, or other distinctive attributes—are those whose influence or authority is greater than that of others; whose views on a matter are to be taken more seriously or carry more weight; whose views or actions are more likely to be constructive to society as a whole; or whose extraordinary skills, abilities, or wisdom render them especially fit to govern. Alternatively, the term elitism may be used to describe a situation in which power is concentrated in the hands of a limited number of people. Oppositions of elitism include anti-elitism, egalitarianism, populism and political theory of pluralism.

Definition of elitism in the English dictionary

The first definition of elitism in the dictionary is the belief that society should be governed by a select group of gifted and highly educated individuals. Other definition of elitism is such government. Elitism is also pride in or awareness of being one of an elite group.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ELITISM


anti-Semitism
ˌæntɪˈsemɪtɪzəm
antielitism
ˌæntɪɪˈliːtɪzəm
autism
ˈɔːtɪzəm
baptism
ˈbæpˌtɪzəm
brutism
ˈbruːtɪzəm
conservatism
kənˈsɜːvəˌtɪzəm
consortism
ˈkɒnsɔːtɪzəm
cretism
ˈkriːtɪzəm
deaf-mutism
ˈdefˌmjuːtɪzəm
defeatism
dɪˈfiːtɪzəm
digoneutism
ˌdaɪɡəˈnjuːtɪzəm
electromagnetism
ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈmæɡnɪˌtɪzəm
hirsutism
ˈhɜːsjuːˌtɪzəm
magnetism
ˈmæɡnɪˌtɪzəm
mutism
ˈmjuːtɪzəm
obsoletism
ˈɒbsəˌliːtɪzəm
patriotism
ˈpætrɪəˌtɪzəm
rheumatism
ˈruːməˌtɪzəm
statism
ˈsteɪtɪzəm
tripartism
traɪˈpɑːtɪzəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ELITISM

eliminate
elimination
eliminative
eliminative materialism
eliminativism
eliminator
eliminatory
elint
Eliot
Elis
ELISA
Elisabeth
Elisabethville
Elisavetgrad
Elisavetpol
Elisha
elision
elite
elitist
elixir

WORDS THAT END LIKE ELITISM

animal magnetism
cosmopolitism
diphysitism
favouritism
finitism
fortuitism
hermaphroditism
Hussitism
hyperparasitism
Ishmaelitism
Jacobitism
Jesuitism
mephitism
Monophysitism
parasitism
Pre-Raphaelitism
pseudohermaphroditism
semiparasitism
spiritism
stylitism
transvestitism

Synonyms and antonyms of elitism in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «elitism» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ELITISM

Find out the translation of elitism to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of elitism from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «elitism» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

精英主义
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

elitismo
570 millions of speakers

English

elitism
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

उत्कृष्टता
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

النخبوية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

элитарность
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

elitismo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

elitism
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

élitisme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Elitisme
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Elitismus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

エリート主義
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

엘리트주의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Elitism
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

elitism
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எளிடிசம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अभिजात वर्ग
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

seçkinlerin idaresi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

elitismo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

elitaryzm
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

елітарність
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

elitism
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ελιτισμό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

elitisme
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

elitism
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

elitisme
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of elitism

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ELITISM»

The term «elitism» is regularly used and occupies the 81.885 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ELITISM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about elitism

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5 QUOTES WITH «ELITISM»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word elitism.
1
James Fenton
Free verse seemed democratic because it offered freedom of access to writers. And those who disdained free verse would always be open to accusations of elitism, mandarinism. Open form was like common ground on which all might graze their cattle - it was not to be closed in by usurping landlords.
2
Brit Hume
There's a certain elitism that has crept into the attitudes of some in journalism, and it played out perfectly over the issue of these little American flag lapel pins.
3
Alex Kapranos
Of course, there's a certain type of person who feels that anything which becomes mainstream has to be rejected immediately. And that's part of the indie-alternative snobbery and hierarchy and elitism.
4
Florence King
Americans worship creativity the way they worship physical beauty - as a way of enjoying elitism without guilt: God did it.
5
Andrew O'Hagan
When I was growing up, there was a feeling in one's living room as much as in one's local gallery that a little elitism was good for the soul.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ELITISM»

Discover the use of elitism in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to elitism and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Democratic Elitism: New Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives
Why and how leaders and elites create and sustain competitive elections, what happens if their competitions become excessively stage-managed or belligerent how, in short, leaders and elites really act - are some of the issues this book ...
Heinrich Best, John Higley, 2010
2
The Dark Side of Liberalism: Elitism Vs. Democracy
...traces the history of modern liberalism in philosophy, focusing on the conflict between elitism and democracy.
Robert Hollinger, 1996
3
In defense of elitism
In a provocative, brilliantly reasoned study, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author challenges current liberal notions that no individual or culture is better than any other and that America should guarantee equal prosperity for all its citizens.
William A. Henry, 1995
4
Constructing Singapore: Elitism, Ethnicity and the ...
Singapore has few natural resources but, in a relatively short history, its economic and social development and transformation are nothing short of remarkable.
Michael D. Barr, Zlatko Skrbiš, 2008
5
Values in Sport: Elitism, Nationalism, Gender Equality and ...
This book provides the reader with a deep insight into the moral and ethical value we place on sport in today's society. It urges us to think again about current sports practices and the future of sport as a cultural phenomenon.
Claudio Tamburrini, Torbjörn Tännsjö, 2002
6
Elitism and the False Shelpherding Spirit: Control, ...
Kathie Walters deals with spiritual abuses in the church. For those Christians that have bben affected, this booklet will not only be an eye opener to them, but it will also help them to become free from the past effect of spiritual abuse.
Kathie Walters, 2001
7
French Management: Elitism in Action
This fascinating book is an account of management in the contemporary French business world.
Jean-Louis Barsoux, Peter Lawrence, 2013
8
Beyond Right and Left: Democratic Elitism in Mosca and Gramsci
The author of this provocative book, the first systematic study of the connection between the two men, maintains that they are closer to each other than is commonly supposed-that they in fact belong to the same political tradition of ...
Maurice A. Finocchiaro, 1999
9
Popular Culture Values and the Arts: Essays on Elitism ...
This collection of essays examines the current movement to democratize the arts and make the world of artistic endeavor open and accessible to all.
Ray B. Browne, Lawrence A. Kreiser, Jr., 2009
10
Populism and elitism: politics in the age of equality
Traces the development of populism and elitism in American history, examines how they have defined American democracy, and argues that the clash between the two will determine the future of American politics
Jeffrey Bell, 1992

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ELITISM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term elitism is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Meet the guy behind the music you hear when you're shopping at …
It offers a painfully spot-on narrative on the height of musical elitism at the record store. Brilliant stuff. The movie made was OK, but missed ... «Business Insider, Jul 15»
2
Is English really the
Elitism – I've come across English speakers who tend to see themselves as 'better' or more 'modern' than Bahasa Malaysia speakers while the ... «Jakarta Post, Jul 15»
3
Kuma: The Independent Who Defeated Mexico's Political Machine
EspañolIn a country where politics is synonymous with corruption, elitism, and tradition, Pedro Kumamoto's rise is truly a David versus Goliath ... «PanAm Post, Jul 15»
4
The Turkish elections: the struggle within
... and Le Bon's elitism. In contrast to the liberals, Kemal's proponents reaffirmed a Jacobin commitment to a unitary conception of governmental ... «Open Democracy, Jul 15»
5
How Bill Cosby's 'Pound Cake' speech backfired on the comedian
... black community, with some seeing it as "a message of black empowerment" and others (including Coates) arguing that it reeked of elitism. «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
6
[Drama Review] 'High Society' - Episodes 9 & 10
... Joon Ki reveals everything to Chang Soo; how he used the chaebol to get a leg up, and how he feels Chang Soo's elitism limits him. «allkpop, Jul 15»
7
Tinder Tales: I Like Your Hands
... politically problematic coming together of populism and art world elitism funded with corporate cash from the ultra-conservative DeVos family. «Crave Online, Jul 15»
8
The Challenges of Ghana's Educational System – Some Reflections
Are we practising factional elitism in order to create a wedge between the well-educated minority elite on the one hand, and on the other hand, ... «GhanaWeb, Jul 15»
9
Greece isn't the only victim of EU elitism
It isn't enough to worry about this one instance of alleged 'neoliberal bullying' of a people in Europe – we must expose every act of EU elitism, ... «Spiked, Jul 15»
10
Thampu sees a grand design, friends say he's being hounded
"Thampu has from the start been against such elitism and steered it toward social justice," he said. He added that Thampu is being "hounded" ... «Times of India, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Elitism [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/elitism>. Nov 2019 ».
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