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The belief that one's social group is superior to another group. elitist
by Toshimarise September 07, 2003
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Elitism is the feeling or notion that oneself or their group- along with the accompanying ideals and standards- are better than another person's or group's. Contrary to most of the ill-informed definitions given on UD, Elitism is NOT a trait found only in the weak-minded, or those incapable of formulating their own views. It actually is very common to find Elitism in fields such as Physics and other science, since not all scientists conform to the same theories. While it may inhibit progress in some instances, it does keep a rough accepted norm for what is logical to believe.
When Quantum Mechanics was first proposed, many Physicists refused to accept that it could be correct, which is an example of sensible Elitism, as no theory in Physics had ever claimed anything like it.

The U.S. Government houses extreme amounts of Elitism, none of which is productive to the country.
by Lord Inglip August 19, 2011
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A state of delusion in which one (The elitist) believes oneself - and a small group with whom one assosciates - to be less incompetent or more useful than the rest of society.
American societal structure has gained an even greater degree of elitism than high school.
by Der Capitan September 07, 2003
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The act of feeling superior to others.
That elitist shot me in the anus because I bragged about how I passed MAX 300 on DDR.
by dj gs68 September 17, 2003
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The attitude one has when they feel that they or their ideology is superior to all others.
"The Right-Wing talk show host refuses to acknowledge anyone elses opinion. He needs to cut back on the elitism!"
by Drake Dracoli September 14, 2003
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The state of believing and acting like you and your friends, family, associates, etc. are better than everyone else. Usually refers to a community
The elitism in that neighborhood is sickening.
by Autolycos September 17, 2003
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An excuse made by those without independent minds (mainstreamers) to criticize people with informed opinions who believe one way of living their lives is better than another's in some way or form.
Inteligente: Eh, I'm not a big fan of The Devil Wears Prada. I much prefer Led Zeppelin

Retard: Holy shit, you're a fucking elitist! Quick everybody, BURN HIM, BURN HIM FOR FREE THOUGHT!

Inteligente Indeed. I'll be going now.
by thetrueelitist June 21, 2009
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