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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



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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