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Synonyms for caste
kæst, kɑstcaste

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English Synonyms and Antonyms2.3 / 15 votes

  1. caste

    A class is a number or body of persons or objects having common pursuits, purposes, attributes, or characteristics. A caste is hereditary; a class may be independent of lineage or descent; membership in a caste is supposed to be for life; membership in a class may be very transient; a religious and ceremonial sacredness attaches to the caste, as not to the class. The rich and the poor form separate classes; yet individuals are constantly passing from each to the other; the classes in a college remain the same, but their membership changes every year. We speak of rank among hereditary nobility or military officers; of various orders of the priesthood; by accommodation, we may refer in a general way to the higher ranks, the lower orders of any society. Grade implies some regular scale of valuation, and some inherent qualities for which a person or thing is placed higher or lower in the scale; as, the coarser and finer grades of wool; a man of an inferior grade. A coterie is a small company of persons of similar tastes, who meet frequently in an informal way, rather for social enjoyment than for any serious purpose. Clique has always an unfavorable meaning. A clique is always fractional, implying some greater gathering of which it is a part; the association breaks up into cliques. Persons unite in a coterie through simple liking for one another; they withdraw into a clique largely through aversion to outsiders. A set, while exclusive, is more extensive than a clique, and chiefly of persons who are united by common social station, etc. Circle is similar in meaning to set, but of wider application; we speak of scientific and religious as well as of social circles.

    Synonyms:
    association, circle, clan, class, clique, club, company, coterie, grade, order, rank, set

    Preposition:
    A class of merchants; the senior class at (sometimes of) Harvard; the classes in college.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms2.9 / 7 votes

  1. caste

    Synonyms:
    order, class, rank, lineage, race, blood, dignity, respect

    Antonyms:
    degradation, taboo, disrepute, abasement, reproach

Princeton's WordNet

  1. castenoun

    social status or position conferred by a system based on class

    "lose caste by doing work beneath one's station"

  2. castenoun

    (Hinduism) a hereditary social class among Hindus; stratified according to ritual purity

  3. castenoun

    a social class separated from others by distinctions of hereditary rank or profession or wealth

  4. castenoun

    in some social insects (such as ants) a physically distinct individual or group of individuals specialized to perform certain functions in the colony

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. castenoun

    Synonyms:
    class, order, race

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "caste":

    casta, castes, caste-based, sc, scs

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How to use caste in a sentence?

  1. The Minority Affairs Minister Naqvi:

    Covid-19 does not see race, religion, colour, caste, creed, language or border before striking, our response and conduct thereafter should attach primacy to unity and brotherhood. We are in this together.

  2. Maya Kamble:

    If you are reading this and you marched in the Black Lives Matter movement or you desire to live in a society free of racism, racial discrimination, sexism or misogyny, then you should be paying attention, because while caste oppression or discrimination does not affect all Americans, the way it manifests itself is no different than other types of oppression under capitalism.

  3. Thenmozhi Soundararajan:

    Caste has been here( in the US) for a long time, wherever South Asians go, they bring caste.

  4. Flavia Agnes:

    There are laws against bonded labor and against abuse, but these are poor, low-caste workers who are afraid of the higher-caste owners, they have to go back to the same fields to work. They have no option.

  5. Adityash Mulchandari:

    The ordinary people of community and industry are only vaccinated ,so why the organising heads of all caste samaj and corporates are refraining to get covid vaccinated


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