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Synonyms for caste
kæst, kɑstcaste

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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 Antonyms

  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 Synonymes

  1. castenoun

    Synonyms:
    class, order, race

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "caste":

    casta, castes, caste-based, sc, scs

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How to use caste in a sentence?

  1. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar:

    Caste may be bad. Caste may lead to conduct so gross as to be called man's inhumanity to man. All the same, it must be recognized that the Hindus observe caste not because they are inhuman or wrong-headed. They observe caste because they are deeply religious.

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    One cannot impose its nationalism and ethnicity, except a legal dispute, on the ground of language, creed, caste, race, and colour upon a major host of it, who provided shelter and refuge as the human rights context. Indeed, it pictures the grave dishonesty, misrepresentation, even traitorous motives.

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Jealousy lives stateless, having no language, caste, colour, and creed. It works in the minds, as like a termite, works in the wood, silently and peacefully.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    The discrimination does not only relate to the creed, caste, and colour, but that also describes the severe attitude if one respects higher class and humiliates the lower or middle class in any shape.

  5. Radhika Ganesh:

    Caste is an open sort of practice accepted in Tamil Nadu. Everyone is silent about it and the silence is tantamount to creating the violence around it.


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