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English adjective: upstart

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


Synonymsnouveau-riche, parvenu, parvenue


Similarpretentious


Antonymsunpretentious


English noun: upstart

1. upstart (person) an arrogant or presumptuous person


Broader (hypernym)disagreeable person, unpleasant person


Narrower (hyponym)smart aleck, weisenheimer, wise guy, wiseacre, wisenheimer

2. upstart (person) a person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class


Synonymsarriviste, nouveau-riche, parvenu


Broader (hypernym)disagreeable person, unpleasant person


Narrower (hyponym)climber, junior, social climber

3. upstart (act) a gymnastic exercise performed starting from a position with the legs over the upper body and moving to an erect position by arching the back and swinging the legs out and down while forcing the chest upright


Synonymskip


Broader (hypernym)gymnastic exercise









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