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patrician

pa·tri·cian

patrician

 
 
pronunciation:
p trI shn
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a member of an aristocratic class.
synonyms:
aristocrat, blue blood, noble
antonyms:
plebeian
similar words:
don, gentleman, grandee, hidalgo, lady, lord, magnifico, peer, silk-stocking, upper class, upper crust
definition 2: a member of the nobility of the ancient Roman Republic.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, concerning, or belonging to an aristocratic class.
She was of patrician birth and was expected to marry a nobleman.
synonyms:
aristocratic, blue-blooded, noble
antonyms:
plebeian
similar words:
highborn, ladylike, lordly, silk-stocking, thoroughbred, titled, upper-class
definition 2: being or pertaining to one of the nobility of the ancient Republic of Rome.
definition 3: having manners and tastes suited to an aristocrat.
synonyms:
aristocratic
antonyms:
plebeian
similar words:
genteel, gentle, grand, ladylike, lordly, noble, polite, refined, silk-stocking, sophisticated, stately, thoroughbred, well-bred
Word Parts
The word patrician contains the following parts:
patr, patri, pater Latin root that means father, fatherland
synonyms:
matr, matri, mater
 
-ician Latin noun-forming suffix that means practictioner of or expert in