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English adjective: nouveau-riche

1. nouveau-riche characteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position


Synonymsparvenu, parvenue, upstart


Similarpretentious


Antonymsunpretentious


English noun: nouveau-riche

1. nouveau-riche (person) a person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class


Synonymsarriviste, parvenu, upstart


Broader (hypernym)disagreeable person, unpleasant person


Narrower (hyponym)climber, junior, social climber









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