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Synonyms for caste
kæst, kɑst

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. caste(noun)

    social status or position conferred by a system based on class

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

  2. caste(noun)

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

  3. caste(noun)

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

  4. caste(noun)

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. caste(n.)

    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. 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.

  2. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar:

    Nothing can emancipate the outcaste except the destruction of the caste system.

  3. 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.

  4. Bitch Flicks:

    Ideologically, 'Pretty Woman' is a love song to consumerism and capitalism, 'Pretty Woman' depicts a world where everyone is either a card-carrying member of the corporate caste or an obliging subordinate ... It is obsessed with things (hotel suites, private jets, fancy clothes) and encourages the audience to share its obsession with things.

  5. 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.

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