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bourgeois

bour·geois

bourgeois

 
 
pronunciation:
bur zhwa
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, related to, or characteristic of the middle class.
Bourgeois women began to emulate the manners of the upper class.Bourgeois attitudes toward extra-marital affairs tended to be more conservative.
synonyms:
middle-class
similar words:
popular
definition 2: marked by a concern for respectability, comfort, and material possessions.
Hippies rebelled against bourgeois values.
synonyms:
materialistic
similar words:
acquisitive, capitalistic
definition 3: lacking artistic or social refinement; philistine.
An opera lover, he considered musical theater simply bourgeois.
synonyms:
philistine
antonyms:
elite, refined
similar words:
common, conventional, ordinary, uncultivated, uncultured, unimaginative, unrefined, unsophisticated
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part of speech: noun
inflections: bourgeois
definition 1: one who belongs to the middle class.
The numbers of bourgeois increased with the expansion of trade.
synonyms:
burgher
similar words:
commoner
definition 2: one who possesses or exhibits values, attitudes, and behavior conventionally associated with the middle class, such as materialism.
similar words:
babbitt, capitalist, materialist, Middle American, suburbanite
definition 3: in Marxist theory, a member of the capitalist class, opposed to the proletariat in the class struggle.
synonyms:
capitalist, yuppie
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