class-conscious

class-conscious
adjective
(used of society) socially hierarchical
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American society is becoming increasingly stratified

Syn: ↑stratified
Similar to: ↑hierarchical, ↑hierarchal, ↑hierarchic

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷\ adjective
: actively aware of one's position or of one's responsibilities or privileges as a member of a particular social or economic class or of one's identity of interest or common status with others of the same class usually as against other such classes; especially : actively aware in this way of one's membership in the proletariat

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classˈ-conscious adjective
Clearly or acutely conscious of membership of a social class
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Main Entry:class

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class-conscious UK US adjective
influenced by a strong feeling of belonging to a particular social class and noticing differences between the classes
Thesaurus: social class and attitudes to classhyponym from an upper class familysynonym
Derived Word: class-consciousness

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adj [more \class-conscious; most \class-conscious]
: having or showing a lot of awareness about which economic or social level a person is in : thinking that a person's economic or social class is important

She was never very class-conscious, so it surprised her when her classmates talked about the “rich kids” and “poor kids” on campus.

We live in a class-conscious society.

class-consciousness noun [noncount]

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ˈclass-conscious [class-conscious class-consciousness] adjective
very aware of belonging to a particular social class and of the differences between social classes
Derived Word:class-consciousness

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • class-conscious — class ,conscious adjective influenced by a strong feeling of belonging to a particular social or economic class and noticing differences between the classes ╾ class ,consciousness noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • class-conscious — ADJ GRADED Someone who is class conscious is very aware of the differences between the various classes of people in society, and often has a strong feeling of belonging to a particular class. I think the Americans are even more class conscious… …   English dictionary

  • class-conscious — class con·scious (klăsʹkŏnʹshəs) adj. 1. Aware of belonging to a particular socioeconomic class. 2. Supportive of class solidarity.   classʹ conʹscious·ness n. * * * …   Universalium

  • class-conscious — adjective Date: 1903 1. actively aware of one s common status with others in a particular economic or social level of society 2. believing in class struggle • class consciousness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • class-conscious — adjective always judging other people according to the social class they belong to class consciousness noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • class-conscious — UK / US adjective influenced by a strong feeling of belonging to a particular social class and noticing differences between the classes Derived word: class consciousness noun uncountable …   English dictionary

  • class-conscious — /klas ˈkɒnʃəs/ (say klahs konshuhs) adjective 1. acutely aware of belonging to a particular social class. 2. showing hostility engendered by this feeling. –class consciousness, noun …   Australian-English dictionary

  • class-conscious — adjective a) Aware of the socioeconomic class of oneself and others. b) Stratified into such classes …   Wiktionary

  • class-con|scious — «KLAS KON shuhs, KLAHS », adjective. conscious of belonging to a particular social class and of being identified with its interests, often with implication of sharp differentiation from or hostility to other classes: »He attacks…the class… …   Useful english dictionary

  • class consciousness — n. an awareness of belonging to a class in the social order, with definite economic interests; sense of class solidarity class conscious adj …   English World dictionary

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