What is another word for cultured class?

Pronunciation: [kˈʌlt͡ʃəd klˈas] (IPA)

The phrase "cultured class" refers to a segment of society that values and promotes education, refinement and sophistication. Synonyms for this term include "intellectual elite", "cognoscenti", "educated few", "polished milieu", "sophisticates", "discerning socialites", "intellectual upper crust", "highbrow society", and "knowledgeable aristocracy". These phrases all describe a group of people who have attained a level of cultural sophistication that sets them apart from the masses. They are often associated with a particular set of values, such as a love of the arts, a commitment to learning and intellectual pursuits, and a preference for high culture over popular forms of entertainment.

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