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English adjective: parvenu

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


Synonymsnouveau-riche, parvenue, upstart


Similarpretentious


Antonymsunpretentious

2. parvenu of or characteristic of a parvenu


Synonymsparvenue


Similarnew


Antonymsold


English noun: parvenu

1. parvenu (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, upstart


Broader (hypernym)disagreeable person, unpleasant person


Narrower (hyponym)climber, junior, social climber









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