V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary


adjective, noun

Definition: (adj.) descriptive of the belief that all people are created equal and should have the same rights and opportunities; (n.) a person who believes in equal rights for everyone

Synonyms: (adj.) equal, unbiased, fair

Antonyms: (adj.) unequal, biased

Tips: Egalitarian is derived from the Latin word æqualitatem, "equality." The egalitarian belief is that all people are created equal and should have equal opportunities to be successful.

Usage Examples:

Arthur Miller was considered by some to be a communist and others an egalitarian. (one who believes in equality) noun

We all hope for an egalitarian society. (unbiased) adjective

All political parties claim to be egalitarian. (unbiased, fair) adjective

The world's major religions generally teach egalitarian philosophy that all people are created equal and should be loved and respected equally. (fair, equal) adjective

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