Definition of classless in US English:

classless

adjective

  • 1(of a society) not divided into social classes.

    ‘this is of course a classless society’
    • ‘He foresaw a classless society on the basis of his thesis of dynamic and dialectical interrelationship between the progress in the means of production and corresponding change in the mode of production.’
    • ‘In its supposedly classless society, it is the ability to speak English which acts as an unseen filter separating the winners from the losers, the haves from the have-nots.’
    • ‘Karl Marx thought that socialism or ‘the classless society’ that he dreamed of would be built upon the ruins of capitalism.’
    • ‘Funny how, in our much vaunted classless society, where everyone congratulates everyone else on how equal we have become, quarrels about elitism keep coming back.’
    • ‘It is also a hefty rebuttal to anyone who believes America is a classless society.’
    • ‘A finer exemplar of the classless society would be more difficult to find.’
    • ‘Don't pretend that you were born into a classless society where you just worked hard for what you got.’
    • ‘Even in our supposedly classless age, class remains an English obsession that refuses to go away.’
    • ‘For instance, it envisions a two-stage transition to a Communist classless society.’
    • ‘But maybe they nurture this belief that they live in a classless society and these status considerations conflict with that.’
    • ‘He may have talked of having a classless society but the class divide is still there: he can't have been walking down the same streets as me.’
    • ‘It pretends to be a classless society, but certainly there are class, or at least demographic, differences.’
    • ‘Consequently, the fundamental objective to create a classless society has already been vanishing.’
    • ‘He introduced beatniks, hippies, and druggies as suitable cases for cinematic treatment, and consciously challenged Hollywood's reigning myth of a classless society.’
    • ‘Objecting to estate-tax repeal on the grounds that it benefits only the very wealthiest exposes leaders to charges of fomenting class conflict in our classless society, of being a divider instead of a uniter.’
    • ‘They never really believed in the idea of the socialist, classless society, or even in the individual rights held dear by liberalism.’
    • ‘For fear of repeating the mistakes of 1848, Marx paradoxically would have the working class draw its ‘poetry’ only from the future, from the promise of a classless society.’
    • ‘In an age of the supposed classless society, there are still those who can buy a piece of Scotland and live like a monarch.’
    • ‘Communism will be, so it is claimed by Marx, a classless society.’
    1. 1.1 Not showing obvious signs of belonging to a particular social class.
      ‘his voice was classless’
      elected, representative, parliamentary, popular, of the people, populist
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Pronunciation

classless

/ˈklasləs//ˈklæsləs/