What is another word for privileged class?

Pronunciation: [pɹˈɪvɪlɪd͡ʒd klˈas] (IPA)

The phrase "privileged class" often refers to a group of individuals who hold an advantage or benefit over others due to their social status, wealth or power. There are several synonyms to describe this group, including "elite," "upper crust," "aristocracy," and "upper class." These terms denote a group of individuals who have significant influence and access to resources and opportunities that are not available to others. Other synonyms for the privileged class include "ruling class," "dominant class," and "privileged few." These words highlight the power and authority that this group possess, while also highlighting the inequalities that exist within our society.

Famous quotes with Privileged class

  • They make revolutionary propaganda because they know the privileged class can never be overturned peacefully.
    Johann Most
  • I wanted to look at the upper-middle-class scene since the war, and in particular my generation's part in it. We had spent our early years as privileged members of a privileged class. How were we faring in the Age of the Common Man? How ought we to be faring?
    Simon Raven
  • As the currency denomination goes up and its availability increases in the market, it helps only the privileged class not the rest mass of the population simply because of the affordability criteria.
    Anuj Somany
  • I am late with the new Doris Lessing []. I make no apology: it has taken me a long time to read (568 pages of close print) and at the end of it all I feel cheated. This talented writer has attempted an experiment which has failed, essayed a scale which is beyond her....This is a book of revolt – political, social, sexual. Anna [the heroine] became a Communist in South Africa, seeing in Communism a "moral energy" not to be found in other creeds or in the long-entrenched privileged class. Anna is also concerned with being a "free woman" – rebelling against traditional male dominance – and with achieving maximal erotic fulfilment....There is no doubt about the great moral virtues here – intelligence, honesty, integrity – but it is the aesthetic virtues that seem to be lacking. The characters do not really interest us: when we have dialogue it is strangely unnatural … Mrs Lessing’s old singleness of vision, her strength as a writer, is not to be found here. [Review in the English provincial newspaper the , 1962]
    Anthony Burgess
  • Well, the first War of the Machines seems to be drawing to its final inconclusive chapter — leaving, alas, everyone the poorer, many bereaved or maimed and millions dead, and only one thing triumphant: the Machines. As the servants of the Machine are becoming a privileged class, the Machines are going to be enormously more powerful. What's their next move?
    J. R. R. Tolkien

Related words: class privilege, social class, hierarchy of class, wealthy class, middle class, lower class

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