nepotist

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n nepotist a powerful person who shows favoritism to relatives or close friends
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Nepotist One who practices nepotism.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n nepotist One who practises nepotism.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Nepotist one who practises nepotism
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Quotations

  • Dalton Trumbo
    Dalton Trumbo
    “Bankers, nepotists, contracts and talkies: on four fingers one may count the leeches which have sucked a young and vigorous industry into paresis.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. nepos, nepotis, a grandson.

Usage

In literature:

Calixtus proved himself as much a nepotist as many another Pope before and since.
"The Life of Cesare Borgia" by Raphael Sabatini
Jobs are granted, contracts signed and tenders won on an open and strict nepotistic basis and no one finds it odd or wrong.
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
Associated Words: nepotism, nepotic, nepotist.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
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In news:

Politics "Harold Ford, Jr. opportunistic, craven, sleazy nepotistic corporatist ".
Politics "Harold Ford, Jr. opportunistic, craven , sleazy nepotistic corporatist".
Legacy preferences in college admissions — the nepotistic advantages given to the children of alumni — are indefensible, of course.
Politics "Harold Ford, Jr. opportunistic , craven, sleazy nepotistic corporatist".
China analysts, from Washington to Hong Kong and Beijing, question whether nepotist corruption is an embarrassing irritant for the Chinese leadership or a symptom of much deeper problems and divisions.
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