ilk

Exam frequency

GRE

medium

Banks

medium

Civil Services

medium

Meaning(s)

a particular type

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ilk - kind

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The word ‘ilk’ is used to describe a certain kind of person, usually somebody who you ascribe to being in a group of similarly acting individuals who you dislike. Therefore the word is typically used in a negative, disapproving context. While that may often be deserved, it can also sometimes be a result of an unfair generalisation.

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Synonyms variety,genus,persuasion
Antonyms diverse,distinct,dissimilar

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  1. I really hope Thomas doesn’t get that vacant managerial position. I would not want to see somebody of his ilk in a position of authority.

  2. I know your ilk. You would stoop to any level to further your own ambitions.

  3. Like others of that ilk, the business mogul put the bottom line ahead of the interests and welfare of his staff.

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