c. 1600, "pertaining to aristocracy," from French aristocratique, from Greek aristokratikos "belonging to the rule of the best," from aristokratia (see aristocracy). Meaning "grand, stylish" is from 1845.
1. He laughed it off with aristocratic indifference.
2. She had an impeccable aristocratic pedigree.
3. Of course you're the most aristocratic of the two of us.
4. Nabokov was the scion of an aristocratic family.
5. There is another form of wilful obscurity that masquerades as aristocratic exclusiveness.